Eight new young ladies have arrived. They are all British Blue X Heifers and today is their first day out on grass since early October last year, when they were taken in with their mothers for the Winter. They are just a year old and have been inside without their mothers for a few months, so this is their first taste of freedom. And, by golly, aren't they making the most of it - they are flying round the field like mad things, so frisky that it is impossible to do anything with them at present. When they have settled in and calmed down I will take a photograph of them to show you.
The pasture they are in is far too big for them - they will eat far too much grass; so when they have calmed down they will be electric-fenced into a small part of the field. There is no point in doing this straight away as they would just clear the fence!
Sadly it looks as though Mrs Robin has deserted the nest in the watering can. There is a thick cobweb over the hole and it has been there for a couple of days. The farmer hasn-t been near enough to look in but that doesn't sound good, does it?
Winter woollies have gone back on here as the weather has turned cloudy and chilly - just when it was beginning to warm up. No sign of the sun today. Hope there is wherever you live.