Mr. Barney our recently reluctant celibate ram happily vacated his bachelor cave at the beginning of the month and promptly proceeded to embark on this year's breeding programme. Happily, Barney really didn't take much (any) persuading to trot across the barnyard to join his harem...Sadly, the "ladies" were less than enthusiastic in their welcome but clearly, the big Oxford ram is bound and determined to ensure that no ewe goes un noticed on his watch and we look forward to sturdy healthy lambs in the early Spring.
Although we haven't yet confirmed it, it would appear that baby Bella Song our beautiful Jersey Heifer may also be increasing the livestock count in the barn in Early April. Wayne (the man with the straw) paid a second visit to the cow stall last month after our very vocal heifer tried to advise every bull in all 50 States that she was ready and (impatiently) waiting. It would appear, since there has been three plus weeks of peace and harmony in the cow barn.....beautiful Bella may be in calf. I'm confident that our neighbors, used to the three weekly bellowing from our wanton and lustful heifer will be appreciating the relative silence in the barn and pastures.
We would like to welcome Audrey and her lovely black mare Moon to our Ranch family. Moon is joining Chelsey and Mariah in the mare's pasture but has apparently already created a testosterone rise in every gelding on the ranch. Quest watches wistfully from afar, Mr. Cooper follows every swish of her tail, Charm whinnies his admiration at her every move and Ky, already trying to control his mare Fiona would clearly be happy to share his hay with the beautiful black newcomer.
It has been a very full, busy and hot month, much has happened and gone unrecorded in the (almost) Daily Diary. I will do my best to keep you informed of our shenanigans on the ranch..but, in truth on these long hot days of Summer...bed time beats sunset most nights. Take care, keep safe and keep us in your thoughts. M