Ring, ring…

ABBA really do have some cracking songs. I just don’t think they thought ‘Ring, ring’ was going to be whistled in the context of castrating bull calves. But hey ho, most top songs can always lead you back to the farm! Two calves so far this year and both are boys and it’s a job that needs done. On a side note: predictive text wanted to change ‘boys’ to ‘joys’; ur, no, calf 2 hasn’t been a joy. His mother hasn’t made it easy but he is still alive (with many thanks to many people; not least Farmer Ian). Now, … Continue reading Ring, ring…

Dancing queen

More like a prancing cow. A very pregnant, pacing cow who is due tomorrow. And today’s weather: a wee bit of a stiff breeze and spotted showers (aka, hold on firmly to the double buggy to stop it getting blown over and wear waterproofs, you get drenched otherwise). Why, oh why do the ‘hardy’ cows seem to pick days like today for having their calves? Visions of a cold and wet calf come to mind. Not a relaxing image to have in your mind. Particularly when you are the sole carer of a toddler and baby who are currently on … Continue reading Dancing queen

As I went down to the river…

As I went down to the byre for hay, Studying the snowfall on that fateful day And what do I find, looking around Good lord, not a good day O Lugs, you calm down, You calm down, bafooning clown. O Lugs, don’t go down Down to the field to play As you take off through the gap to play Studying the calves, giving off a good display And who will get you back inside Good lord, show me the way O Lugs, you come back Let’s get you back, give some slack O Lugs, time to back track Get you … Continue reading As I went down to the river…

In my car

In my car, I’ll be the driver. Or so it is according to Twain. But I don’t think Shania lives on a croft and writes her songs in regard to preparing tea with supervision from a toddler and a baby not sleeping. But when you realise 30 mins before tea that your kale is still in the veg plot, the carrots are still in the raised bed, and you have two hungry boys to try and feed, what do you do? You take the quickest and safest route (really, believe me; it honestly is the safest solution when you don’t … Continue reading In my car

Ren-gate scandal

Last year, some may remember that Renoir attempted to jump a gate; he wasn’t successful. As you can see. Welcome to the Ren-gate scandal of 2018 and the consequences. An unturned water trough and several bricks helped lift his back legs up enough to get him over and succeed in woeing Hilda. And his romancing seemed to have worked as Hilda has been showing signs that he was succeful. I just would like it if she can hold on until the Crofter gets home. The count down is on. Continue reading Ren-gate scandal