It was getting late, Lester having not caught up with the fact that the sun is now going down behind the nearby hills slightly earlier each day, so he is still is in his summer routine, which is bringing the animals in about 8-ish.
So, 8-ish it was,
and he was in a hurry because night time was starting to drift about in the air.
But, where was Lissie?
Normally she would be the first in the queue to come out of the field,
with the sheep following closely on her heals,
but no, she was not there.....
..... because she has been a busy girl,
and sometime during the day,
this is what she had been up to.....
....two weeks early, but bonny as could be....
...and Lester giving Lissie a reward,
after which we walked slowly back across the field,
with the calf walking close in beside me,
because Lissie had had a talk with her littl'un,
and said that it was alright for him to regard me as a pal.
Back home, and bedding down for the night.
They are staying in today,
so if you would like to pop along and say hi to our new calf,
then please do just that.
The calf is a boy, we think.
No cementing and no smallholding work done here yesterday,
because other things happened.
And it being Sunday today,
we are thinking about painting the ceiling of the Half Barn,
which has never been finished off.
I also need to go and rescue the courgettes, which are probably the size of a bus now,
harvest the seeds of the fennel,
bring in the remains of the cabbages,
see if I can find the parsley amongst the rampant squash,
say 'sorry' to the beans because I can't get to them to pick them because of the rampant squash, and anyway, their support frame has now collapsed...
It is a lovely morning here,
and it is Sunday,
so I hope that your day is a good one,
that you rest up,
and recharge your batteries ready for the week ahead.