Unfortunately, yesterday morning, the will was there.. but I couldn’t find the way! I tried to get out of bed but, between the loudly complaining back and the gimpy leg, there was no way I was going to make it in time to write the diary. I was a bit feeble and a lot limpy ( not gimpy, although probably gimpy was an appropriate description !)….if I was a dog they would have shot me, unless I lived on our farm where we have a gimpy chicken ( Bozo) and a broken doeling ( Danielle) living happy and contentedly munching their way through the day. Danielle the doeling ( young goat) fell out of a tree that she had been climbing and is hopefully recovering after her x ray revealed broken parts that would apparently heal after time. Bozo is a hen of unknown genes or breed but we hatched a batch of chicks and for some unknown reason this chick seemed to spend more time on her back than at the food station with the other chicks. I believe that if there is life there is hope and Bozo is evidence of that….and she lays beautiful big brown eggs in return!
By 7.30am I was almost able to stand and that made me well enough to scoop the poop, on the 1 to 10 scale if you are above a 3 you are workable, a five is bouncing with health around here!! Smile.
So, Lesley and Derek are happily reunited with their San Francisco apartment ( but wishing that they were back in a pasture scooping poop) and Wesley is back on the road and heading southward hopefully with a memory stick full of photos and a lot of lasting memories of an eventful and happy time here at the ranch. We are on honeymoon till Tuesday and it’s great !! Next week we welcome Quatre home. Quatra must have enjoyed herself here..because she is coming back and we are happy to have her here on the ranch. We also welcome a new Woofer Intern, Urusula is coming to join the farming “party” on Tuesday. We are going to be Urusala’s first Woofer experience and hope that we can make it a memorable one. Both ladies will be here for the “Farm Tour” which is on October 1st , hopefully this years tour will be as successful as it has been in previous years and they enjoy joining us in the public eye for one very special day.
Well, it’s almost time for the cuckoo clock to cuckoo, Greg is hovering at the door, Bran is poised for the word and the barn is full of “ starving animals”. Got to go. Take care, keep safe and have a wonderful holiday weekend. M