Misty the adorable three month old Jersey calf has been with us now for just over a week and has already become a firm farm favourite. Each morning she meets the truck at the farm gate, happy to greet “her people” for the start of a new day. Her dewy nose searches for the bottle which she inhales within seconds and her raspy tongue investigates the body, ( ANY body) which is, at least for that brief moment,her “momma”. Misty is turning into a people cow, visitors aren’t permitted to pass the pasture fence without an inquisitive Misty checking out their credentials and posing, doey eyed and dewy nose for the cameras.
Lady also had the full beauty make over yesterday. With a hot sun high in the evening sky, lady was hosed down, with shampoo bubbles, frothing lather, conditioner and water everywhere, Lady Lump was bathed. I can’t say that she was overwhelmed by the experience, in fact, if the truth were to be told and I was totally honest….the cold water up her tail was in all probability close to last on her equine wish list but the Shire mare, encouraged by the occasional carrot morsel (and knowing it wouldn’t last forever) stood quietly for Carla ( who also had an unwanted shower!!!)
This is possibly my favourite time of the year here in the Pacific North West, The foliage is a brilliant green and the rhododendrons are a myriad of colours all over the State, it’s a wonderful time to be here on the ranch
Time to go, I have a beef pot roast to prepare……Oh no !!!!
Take care, keep safe, M