Farm Sex

I don’t mean to be provocative with that heading but really poor Carlos the Tiny was a busy boy yesterday.  Lady Astor came into heat (I was advised by the vet not to give her a break as she would put on too much weight then it is harder to get them bred again – …

Cows in Mud

So, first the cows were able to knock  their water over and it flowed into  their tiny wallow. Then I refilled their water and forgot I was filling it and THAT overflowed.  And next thing you know all the cows are stomping up and down cooling their heels, making a pond.  Alex must be exhausted …

Off we Go

After chores I have to drive up to the airport and I have exactly one hour less than I need to complete everything even though I got perfectly up to date yesterday evening and am awake early.  So I am running. Things are in order though, I am prepared and I am raring to go as …

Adjustments

Lady Astor has begun a very naughty habit while she is milking – she lifts her tail and PEES – Gallons – all over the clean milking shed floor.  So to adjust this unacceptable behaviour I have to train her to pee BEFORE she comes into the milking shed. Up until recently I have had to …

Normal storms

Last nights storm was so loud!.  The dogs tried once again to climb under the furniture.  The wind was high and the lightening endless.  But I am over worrying about them. It is always a surprise when the storms roll in after a hot day of work out under the sun.  But very quickly they …

Bellying Down

Yes. That would be Tahiti. Her belly is really starting to drop now.  This is called bellying down in Hog Breeders Speak. Can you see  the line of her udder forming?  In my experience she probably has a week or so to go but things are progressing nicely. She lay down for me yesterday and I …

Fast and Steady

Stop me if I have told this story before but it has been on my mind to tell you. Boo and I were at the Farmers feed store the other day and RACING. (TonTon stayed home as he had a baby to mind).  Boo and I roared into the parking lot and parked. We leapt …

Cheap Sauna

There is something inherently wrong about shifting cows, or milking or gardening with sweat running down your legs. Arms and face seem to be acceptable places for sweat. Maybe the brow, or even the belly. But the legs should be a sweat free zone in this cheap sauna we are living in at the moment. …

Ugly Bits

I watched myself crop  an image to extract an empty feed bag that had blown into a corner of the barn and felt dishonest. I tidy with the crop tool!.   I just did not have the energy to pick up and dispose of the feed bag. I will soon – maybe today but  there is a …

Not Thursday Yet

The Weather Mob  are forecasting high temperatures for Thursday. (see below)  In themselves the high temperatures are not a problem and not unusual: it is summer after all. But high temperatures after 5 inches of rain IS a problem because that brings excessive humidity.  Though once again – not unusual. But I have two very pregnant pigs …