So, what’s been going on down at the barn (while I’m popping pills and trying to stay on the right side of misery) up here at the house? It’s a bit like watching a soap opera and something is happening all the time! This morning Ursula took Lamb Chop for his morning walk from his stall out to the pasture and his pasture pal, little Hol-ley. Lamb Chop walks on the lead better than Bran the Border Collie, he walks to heel, he stops and he stands. This morning, Ursula allowed him to graze the lush grass and I held my breath as he inched towards my Japanese Maple ! Not too long ago Lamb Chop and his partner in crime, Macho the buck, made an escape bid and, of all the trees Lamb Chop could have munched on, he chose a tree that had been a gift, an expensive gift and clearly a very tasty gift ! Lamb Chop pruned my prized Japanese maple almost to extinction and I helplessly watched him munching his way towards the tragic remains whilst Ursula was unknowingly his accomplice !!!
Poor Ursula had quite the day, feeding little Hol-ley is a routine repeated every day but today the calf was not prepared to wait and before the feeding bucket could make it through the gate, Hol-ley was heading for freedom. Fortunately the call of the grain bucket was stronger than the call of freedom and Ursula didn’t have to chase the calf up the ranch road
Well, I guess it’s time to wish you a safe and happy day, take care, M