Calves are often hard to find – but they are never lost.
When I went out to check the two Angus cows Luna and Leia yesterday morning there was a perfect little calf all curled up in the dry straw. Luna (who has a bigger udder than Aunty Del in full production) is the proud mother.
I think we have solved the mystery of the murdered chicken in the loft of the big barn. Boo found a possum in there yesterday evening. And grabbed it!
WEANING is one of the most poignant days on the farm. The babies are healthy and growing up, they are old enough to live on their own without their mother, things are going according to plan, but OH the MISERY – there is no…
ALEX and her daughter go to their new home on the 10th of this month. December already! In fact December 2nd. I am away on my travels in 15 sleeps. FIFTEEN!
BALING Twine is my friend. So it is.
INKY really is the most beautiful calf. She is just so beefy. Lovely straight back, nice legs and a very sweet temperament to boot.
“THE LITTLEST CALF”
Right this minute – it is 5.23am -it is 53F/11C, really warm. And wet, sopping all over, really wet, wet air and wet ground and wet all around. I can hear water dripping off the eaves into the gardens and the water barrel.