Sunday, 17 August 2014

Oh, where is Lissie?..........

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.



John Gray said...

Oh isn't it lovely
I want one

Vera said...

John, perhaps you will have a cow one day.....just keep asking the Universe and I am sure the Universe will oblige! Or maybe the Universe will send you some goats instead!!!

Niall & Antoinette said...

What a sweetie and what a proud mum :-)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Congratulations, wish it was not quite so far to pop down and see him and Mum. Take care Diane

Vera said...

Diane, we are a bit far down in France aren't we! But I shall give him a pat from you.

Vera said...

Niall and Antoinette, Lissie does a lovely soft cooing sound when she speaks to him. It's very sweet!

Travel said...

Nice cows!

Kerry said...

Congratulations on your new arrival, so cute x

rusty duck said...

Oh, fantastic.
Glad mother and baby are doing so well!!

Ohiofarmgirl said...

fantastic! congrats - all i can think about now is butter and cream! glad you had a nice day - we had an 'easy' day. the only thing we did was go and get hay....and take Zander into the pig yard with us. :-)

Horst in Edmonton said...

What a beautiful little boy calf, at least I hope your calf is a boy. May make a good daddy some day. I guess you'll be doing some milking soon. Congratulations to Lissie for such a wonderful little one.

Vera said...

Thanks Kerry. He is a sweety!

Vera said...

Jessica, was a bit worried as he did not seem to be feeding, but I suppose he was still shell shocked from the birth experience because he was OK later on in the day!

OhioFarmGirl, even busy people like us have to have slow times, so glad you have had a rest, and hope the week goes well for you.

Horst, the calf is a boy! And we shall be milking again soon! Hooray!!! Back to our own dairy products again!

Mizumatte said...

oh what a lovely calf too, would really like say hello to all your animals and you too but sorry little too long way to walk or cycle from Stockholm,Sweden take care Jaana

Vera said...

Mizumatte, I shall say hello to everyone for you!