Friday, 22 April 2011
So David was instantly everyone’s hero (note to self: you’re beginning to sound like a politician's wife). He was even more popular when he announced that an hour earlier a calf had been born and was conveniently in the shed 10 yards away from where we were all standing. So we quietly sneaked in. The calf was gorgeous – still at the stage of trying to find her mother's teat – instinct just tells them to nudge away somewhere in her nether regions until they find a teat.
It was such a treat for us all. Everyone who came got to see the unrehearsed side of farming. And we got so many questions and suggestions, that I’m sure we’ll be coming up with a few new ideas soon.
And in case anyone is wondering, 2 mornings later I invited Inga for a private viewing. You know what? The cows just stood there; already they are back into lazy cow mode: eat-sleep-milk!
See the highlights on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQadjA7ztrM
Anyone want to join me at 6.00am next weekend to help feed the calves? No I thought not.