Down at the barn, my roving reporter, Annie, has told me that all is well. The chicks that hatched at Farm Fest (October) are rehoused in the shed and are getting ready to start laying. The chicks hatched here in the kitchen have been rehoused from the brooder and are now in their new appartment in The Shack. I missed all the fun with the chicken roundup but with todays positive attitude, I WILL be there for the next one. The 27 chicks that hatched over the weekend have been taken down to the brooder to feather up and grow. They will (all being well and if they aren't all roosters..oops, there goes the positive attitude again !) be laying at the beginning of August. Daisy May the calf, has given up on her very vocal quest for love so the barn, actually the whole neighborhood is no longer resounding with her desperate bellowing. A male suitor did fly in to court Gertie the Canadian Goose but his reception was less than cool and he didn't hang around too long. Gertie clearly has goosey eyes only for her Shire horse beau. The ewes are rounding up nicely, their lambs are due within the next few weeks, always a fun time on the ranch and I WILL be there for that too. Molly and Dolly the 2 cows are (we think) also expecting, if not, I think we are going to be feeding them a little less. If, by the magic of artificial insemination they are with calf, they are due on july 24th, watch this space.
Well, Greg, Annie and Malc have gone down to the barn and it's time for me to start remembering not to do all the things I want to do and can't !!!. I know this is temporary and it wont be long before I can get back to work..if I behave myself ! So, I'll go for my little walks, take my little naps and plot and plan all the things I will do... when I can. Time to go, take care, M