2012-12-15

Ten Days before Christmas....

DSCN3734 And it seems things just have to go nuts at the wrong time of the year. I don't blame Dream for having that What the??? look. Not when the cows are mowing behind the house right now. Not that they mind. Neither do I really it needs munching down BUT.... DSCN3738 It's not so good when we have our neighbour's young heifer looking like she is going to calve. She isn't old enough to have a calf. Michelle came and told me yesterday Igger's back quarters in her udder were filling up. This morning her udder is filling and she's dripping milk. It could be a false pregnancy but all the signs are there that she may well calve within the next few days. It's a wait and see for now. Best to leave her be, but keep an eye as well just in case she has any problems. DSCN3739 Meanwhile the Terrorist is just quite content to munch up the weeds and the long grass (and the trees!). She was quick to greet Michelle at the bedroom window this morning. We're expecting the bull to arrive any day. So Terrorist and River will be put in calf. I don't breed every year because the cows need a chance to recover. Different on a beef or dairy farm. My jersey girls are pets nothing more. Their calves will be going over to my friend Janet who will raise them after they've been weaned off the cows. We don't mind because we get a home-killed beast back. Can't argue about that one. DSCN3740 I can tell Summer is here. It's been a real scorcher today. River was in the shade quite early this morning and so were the horses. We have our local Christmas Parade late this afternoon.My girls are both taking part in it so I'll be looking forward to getting some photos of them during the event. I've been busy doing an art commission which is coming along really well. I realised I hadn't blogged for a bit so this is one of those sneaky pop on the computer while I'm eating lunch moments. Ten days left to Christmas Day - not long to go now. I like to think every day is Christmas when you give a little, care a little and be kind to others kind of day. DSCN3733

2012-12-10

On the First Day of Christmas that darned Mad Bush Farmer sent to me.....

Yes it's coming up that time of the year again. Watch out for the turkey..he's mad and he's bad. Anyone seen Stan lately? He seems to have um...vanished....last seen going out to get the Christmas Turkey....