Jude approaches everyone on the farm with the fearless inquisitiveness of the very young. I just let him wander about for the meantime. Let him explore.
… in the middle of the afternoon. Yesterday darkness fell about 3.30pm. A storm was rolling in. All the animals took note and began to take their places in their barns. ‘Calling it a night.’ Early.
Manu slept the night in his little tin house. He had two bales of dry golden straw in there and has made himself a big warm bed.
Back – Wards. Usually you follow my day, my yesterday, in pictures going forwards but today we are going backwards because that’s just what happened.
It would not be hard to make a movie called orange this week.
This morning as I write there are no mooing calves. I am not sure whether to be relieved or grateful or worried that they have all run off.
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.
Real cold is coming. Well, cold for this time of year anyway. In a month it will not be considered cold at all. Tonight we go down to 27F that is -2C. A killing frost.
Piglet is indefatigable and when he finally lays down to sleep at the end of the day Boo and I literally sigh with relief. He is worse than a toddler.
Piglet is one of those babies who thinks feed time is playtime. And he sees all floor obstacles as opportunities for play. So he steals toys and plays tirelessly.
There was a time I really did not like these ducks. But they have grown on me. Yesterday one got caught in some nylon.
Tia is much too big for standing in the boot of a car. But there she is!