Gertie the Canada goose has really upped her game and is no longer satisfied with waiting for the big horses to magically appear from the bowels of the barn each morning, yesterday morning she flew onto the farm road between Lady and Quest and took a regal waddle for about 100yds to the pasture. Once there, the two giants typically have a mutual grooming session, not to be outdone and clearly determined to look her best for her beau,Gertie the Canadian Goose set to preening herself between Quests back legs and scaringly close to some dinner plate sized hooves. Last evening as dusk was falling and Lady and Quest were leaving the pasture Gertie was not prepared to be left behind and promptly took her station between the 2 horses, waddling and honking, honking and waddling some more, right up to the farm gates. Bran the Border Collie, quite happy to do a bit of chicken rounding up when the situation calls for it, sized up the new arrival to the farm and promptly retreated to the safety of the barn. That bird has feathers like the chickens...but to Bran clearly that was where the similarity ended,..game off. Our thanks to Greg the UPS driver who, in the course of his duty got stuck in a traffic jam behind two oversized Shires and one flirtatious Canada Goose. Comment from Greg the UPS man when I stopped to make my apologies...Maureen,...it was WELL worth it, I have NEVER seen anything like that before. You know what Mr. UPS man, neither have we !!! ( check out the video clip on yesterdays "almost daily diary")
Gimpy, one of our Katahdin ewes has started to "bag up", a process whereby her body starts to produce milk in readyness for the imminent arrival of her lamb...we hope it is imminent because poor Gimpy is having a big problem walking with an udder the size of a barrage balloon between her back legs.
Well, if the cuckoo clock hadn't expired last night it would have cuckood "time out" but it did so it didn't, smile. Time to go, Take care, keep dry. M