Michael and Andrew our current WOOFERS are here until the end of the month and are getting to experience the best of the worse of farming as the Winter sets in. This morning through the darkness we can hear torrential rain falling over the valley and we know that at least some of the day’s challenges are going to be weather related. It would appear that mud is THE most satisfying medium for a good healthy dirty roll and the horses appear to revel in getting a good, solid, all over, nasty mud bath. Starbuck the black Appaloosa with no spots and Cooper the younger of our two old men came in from the pastures with every spot of non rug covered horse coated in a thick coating of the disgusting dirty wet goo yesterday and it was our unenviable chore to try to find the horse under the mud masks !
The chickens also make the most of the puddles and mud. With clean fresh water always available the ladies find the most nasty murky hole to bathe in before they retire to the nest boxes and roosts to wait out the Winter storms.
Well, time to go and find the water wings and snorkels, if this rain continues four legs will become redundant and we will be needing flippers and fins. Another day begins. Take care, keep safe and dry, M