Billy Bob the bull came to visit Daisy Mae today…..in a straw. This morning our black Dexter cow was a wanting lady, her hormonal body clock had gone into overdrive and every bull between here and Texas must have been aware of her needs. Misty Moo the Jersey heifer was wisely keeping a safe distance from the wanton cow and Greg ensured that he and the girls did not become the object of her lust. A resolution to Daisy May’s problem was only a telephone call away….Wayne “the AI man” was summoned and with luck the Billy Bob / Daisy Mae union will result in a healthy calf at the end of March next year.
It has been a wet week for Anna and Jen but clearly their enthusiasm wasn’t dampened by the persistent rain that sorely tested the new drain system in the barnyard. All around the ranch, splashing through puddles, plodding through the mud both girls smiled and it was easy to smile with them. Both girls have ridden Lady the huge Shire mare, mucked out stalls, milked Daisy the cow, chopped and stacked wood, operated a chainsaw and sawmill, turned out the sheep and groomed and tended to the horses. Every experience was a new memory and we enjoy making those memories with our two WWOOFER volunteers, sadly each visit has to end (usually when I just get the names right !!!) and Jen left the farm today to return to Oregon. Jen was only here since Monday and in that short time we became very fond of her. We look forward to a return visit as soon as circumstances allow Jen…. good luck in everything you do.
Time to go to bed, Take care, keep safe, M