It’s been a normal day for a calving season but I’m just too tired to put a proper post together. Instead, here’s an update with some good news:
- Ella and Bella are doing so well, they’ve graduated from the calf shed out into a sheltered paddock
- Laura, the premmie twin, is always the first to hop up and say “hello” when we arrive with milk
- The excavator finished work on the effluent pond today and we installed a new storm water pipe
- Our maremmas, Charlie and Lola, are out and about doing their job of looking after the calves well (but have not yet roamed to scare off the kangaroos)
- Wayne and vet Amy managed to deliver one of the largest bull calves we’ve ever seen and both mum and calf are doing well. I was sure he’d be dead and was very worried for her.
- Milk production is up!
After feeding all the calves, mucking out stalls, sorting out cows to go in the “springer’s” (cows that are less than 3 weeks away from calving) paddock, fixing fences and a vital calf transport trailer, pouncing on sprightly newborns and doing all the normal farm stuff, the three of us are jiggered.