Potentially good news for Gertie the confused goose. A travelling band of transient honking geese came to visit and, despite Gertie’s more than obvious disinterest one hopeful beau has remained. As of last night, the wishful one was being treated with not much more than disdain as he followed her at what I guess is a respectful goose distance. Gertie is clearly mentally still a horse and Charm the golden palomino is her new guardian and pasture mate but the aspiring suitor wasn’t giving up. If he hangs around..we may call him Valentine !
Alissia the doeling that is currently impersonating a battleship is still holding out. Constant butt checks have confirmed that her udders are “bagging” (such an endearing term ) her “bits” are softening her tail is flagging, she is moaning and miserable…sounds about ready to me but the kid or kids are still nicely tucked up in momma’ nursery and we just have to wait for nature to take its course. Song our lovely WOOFER from S Korea is holding her breath, she leaves tomorrow and was desperate to welcome the kids before she returned home. We will be able to keep in touch through the wonders of technology…it would all be so easy if I knew how to work it !! Luckily for me Greg can do everything I can’t do..and more.
John, complete with extra silly hat is back to work in the barn, uncomplainingly putting nails in, pulling nails out, chopping wood and piling it…due to good behaviour he has been granted 10 days rest and recuperation away from all the excitement ( ?). Hopefully he will come back refreshed rested and ready to…pull more nails ? smile. Thanks John, it is fun having you around.
The frogs have started to chirp, traditionally a notable Springtime event, …now we have confused frogs around here too !
Today is the day that Samson Delilah and Goliath graduate. Since their arrival here the three little rescue calves have lived in a stall in the barn. They gave us many moments of concern in their first weak days of life but all three are now strong and healthy and healthy calves thrive in the pasture. I’m not quite sure how exactly those three babies are going to make it from the stall to the pasture ( I have serious concerns for my roses and pansies !) and I’m not sure what reaction we will get from our prima donna Hol-ley when she is introduced to the newcomers. Maybe we will have a soccer team as little Hol-ley has been seen cautiously kicking the ball around her pasture….we could have a “2 a side” game !
Time to go, there are Crispy Crème dognuts in the kitchen that are calling to me and it would be rude to ignore the call.
Take care, keep safe and warm, M