Today we will wean the Angus calves from their cow mothers. Though weaning is not about taking the calves away it is about taking the mothers away. The babies are always left in the familiar family surroundings. The mothers do the moving. So the two Angus Mamas will be loaded into the trailer and taken to the West side. They will hang out there for a couple of months then be taken to the bull for Christmas breeding. If all goes well they will have fall calves next year.
Aunty Del and Tia will look after their calves for a while.
There will be a bit of noise!
Speaking of noise. One more week of this noisy fellow.
I will miss him but having a pig in the house is pretty intense. He makes John and Ton anxious – they both growl and complain. Boo and I just let him puddle about – though like all pigs he is seldom quiet. He is very good at running up and down the steps to the glasshouse where his toilet is but yesterday he jumped up onto the couch which was a bit much.
I hope you have a good day.