Big brother John arrived bright and early ( well, maybe not bright...it was VERY early !) for his weekly WWOOFER experience here on the ranch. John is our second oldest ever WWOOFER , Greg's Mom being just very slightly older at 93.....neither are actually conventional WWOOFERS but both are most certainly volunteers. After a quick costume change and after donning the requisite silly hat John was as ready as he ever will be for his day at the barn. Misty Moo the adorable Jersey cow does not discriminate against WWOOFERS, Englishmen or men in silly woolen hats as long as their pockets hold a tasty treat or three and John's first mission was to take Misty out to Cow Lane for her day out on the pasture. Misty has been here at the ranch since she was three months old and, in that time she has trained us well, the golden brown cow with deep brown doe eyes smudged with sooty eye liner and eye lashes to die for requires her treats to be brown bread, preferably expensive and never stale. Treats need to be administered frequently, a vigorous scratch behind the ears is never declined and Misty the bovine prima donna is never ignored. Big brother John was still smiling as he removed Misty's head collar and the Jersey cow lingered long enough for the requisite scratch and morsel of expensive brown bread...on to his next mission.
Friends of the ranch are very familiar with the dig the hole and fill it in exercise.....Greg has an aversion to being predictable so a ditch had to be dug but John was thankfully spared from having to follow tradition and John's ditch will help to control the run off from the next Winter storm.
Before Greg could have a change of heart on the ditch John got to work with the paintbrush. The egg hutch has been remodeled after it was a casualty of a heavy wind storm and a new coat of white paint has given the old rabbit hutch a new spruced up lease of life. Tomorrow the transformed egg hutch will return to its original position beside the ranch road and our customers will once again have a drive by egg service. Thank you John.....same time same place next week ? ( ps. did your silly hat really need painting ?)
Well, time to post this well overdue entry.....take care, keep safe, M