I’m still under “house arrest”, the back police should be giving me time off for good behaviour but Greg isn’t letting up and any slight misdemeanour or apparent infraction and I’m in trouble ! Greg has been amazing, I am unsure just how he has managed to keep everything together but I’m sure that we have the unfailing support of the reserve team, Quatre, Ginger and big brother John to thank for the fact that livestock are still alive and well and the barn is still standing !
Yesterday was a “doctor free” day, quite a novelty lately ! Greg determined that the team would take advantage of the fact that there was no rain in the forecast and they would restore the electric fence around the pasture that is home to Lamb Chop and Hol-Ley. The fence isn’t necessarily to keep the lamb and calf in the field..but more to keep visiting dogs and mangy cayotes out ! The arrival of the reserve team in the pasture caused great excitement and anticipation, people usually mean a bottle and a back scratch for the rapidly growing Dexter calf and always means a carrot or apple treat for treat-a-holic Lamb Chop.. so all buckets and pockets were subject to a detailed search and another, just in case…and again…Since people were in the pasture, Tiger the little ginger cat and self appointed ranch supervisor apparently felt it was necessary to investigate the situation. Since Tiger the ginger cat was in their pasture, the lamb and the calf felt it was necessary to investigate the cat and one dewy little calf nose and one inquisitive ( is it edible ??) lamb nose sniffed and snuffled the cat from ginger head to ginger tail. Clearly Tiger wasn’t averse to the barnyard introduction procedure and lingered long enough for photographs to capture the moment,… a ten on the “how cute” monitor !!
Big brother John is making the most of his weekend furlough and is off to the San Juan islands today. Judging by Johns previous track record, the Islands can probably expect nothing less than an earthquake, tsunami, blizzard or all three !!!. Natural disasters seem to be an inevitable result of a John visit…we will keep fingers and toes crossed that this trip breaks the trend, he may even see a whale or two.( yeah, right !!!)
Time to go, I’m just going to check out the activities down at the barn before I treat myself to a cup of tea. Life is tough, smile.
Take care, keep safe and warm. M