Greg and Song went back to the barn this morning, a heavy frost covering the ground and the sun shining in a deep blue sky. There was no expectation of the little heifer surviving and here at the house my heart was heavy as I waited for confirmation of her demise.
No news is good news …right ? When Greg did call the news was the best. No one could have expected two little black and white twins to be up alert and anxious to be fed, but there they were, apparently the little heifer had turned the corner overnight. Both little black white and pink noses were pointed toward the barn door, tongues working and ready to suckle, just bring the bottle, what’s taking so long ? !!! Between Greg’s dedication ( supported by the reserve team) and her will to live we now have hope for her survival.
Ginger has a day off and is currently meandering around Tacoma. Quatre is back in Seattle having her city fix and vicariously living the farm through the Almost Daily Diary ( we miss you !) and Song, all the way from South Korea is busily learning a mixture of English English and American English whilst encountering cows sheep chickens and goats for the first time. Song has had a little contact with horses in her home land but awe is possibly the best description of her first impression of Lady the huge Shire mare. Tiger the ginger cat and bran the Border Collie have clearly approved of our newest intern whilst Molly Moo and Daisy May are less welcoming…it takes the Dexter prima donnas a little time to adjust and accept newcomers on their ranch!
I’m off, places to go, people to meet, things to do…..I wish! Soon.
Take care, keep safe, M