Work still goes on as usual on the ranch. We are worried about Molly moo though. She still appears to be coming into season which means no little moo moo due in September. Blood test is in order since I could not feel any calf last week when I did the indignant job searching for the fetus. I think she still looks at me in horror when I wander through the herd.
Painting the barn is progressing on an almost daily basis, just like the diary. On the next not so windy day I think we will be ready to spray the wall. Carla and Quatre have got all the trim parts painted (and a good job of keeping their hands, arms and other parts free of splash).
This has been the week of special visitors from the past. Holly paid us a visit to get some city relief and animal therapy. She had a chance to hone her tractor skilsl and get more time in behind the tractor bucket. We also have Jodi here, our first WWOOFer who started us down the WWOOFer path with her friend, Matt. It is so nice to see her and talk about where life has gone since she has been here. We got a chance to do some new things that she hadn't done while she was here last year. Matt and Carla also got a chance too at the controls. Our log pile got a couple logs smaller due to some great help. Carla, Jodi and Matt have sparked some new ideas for projects we have coming up. Like trying to get the scum off the pond! Carla is enjoying the visit as well since Jodi and Matt have done animal hide tanning and Carla is in the process of working on some of her own animal hides she has acquired. Carla is excited to try some of the new information they shared.
Well time to go. I hear the tea bell dinging and I have to get ready for another fine day here in the Pacific Northwest. We are so thankful for what we have to share with our friends and family. As well strangers. Maureen always says "a stranger is only a friend you haven't met yet!
Take care, stay safe. G&M