Tag: cows

PLAYING THE ODDS

Sod’s law proclaims that you are more likely to get rain if you cut hay and more likely to get dry weather when you sow a field in corn and oats for summer hog grazing.

LETTERS AND CABBAGES

Dear darlings – it is Saturday. I have finished chores and am sat down here at my desk with you and a cup of coffee. I feel I am beginning to get my rhythm back. Starting an (almost) full-time job plus maintaining my (full)…

WALLOW ABOUT

Once again – huge punishing storms in the night. So much rain again. But (and I have written this sentence three times as it sounds so naievely optimistic). I think the weather might be settling soon. The last few days we have had longer…

SIMPLY LIVING

Not necessarily simply but simply simple living. Just at speed. A multi tasking nightmare that seems to work.

TROUSER, LEG AND SOCK JAM

You would think that I am old enough to know that trying to take your trousers and socks off at the same time when in a hurry does not work. All you get is a jam up. But it is Saturday today so I…

WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM

While I go through this ongoing episode with Aunty Del ( who is still so weak ) I literally stand in the kitchen to shovel a little food into my mouth at the appropriate intervals. But none of it sticks. My old jeans are…

SHIFT YOURSELF

I opened up the center of the barn for Molly and her piglets to get out of this incessant wind and rain. The wind is so strong it reaches right into the barn on her side.

CHEWING YOUR CUD

Night chores are really late evening chores but night chores is easier to say. And during last evenings night chores I separated Tia and Del. Tia goes into a big pen of her own in case she calves in the night. ( Wouldn’t that…

AUNTY DEL

Even though her temperature is down to normal I am very afraid for Del my big tall Ayrshire. My milk cow. Only weeks away from calving and this terrible bout of pneumonia has ravaged her.

A LITTLE BETTER?

I think. As you know the vet came yesterday and Del was diagnosed with a pretty bad attack of pneumonia.