The mystery of the two pregnant (very) young heifers seems to have been solved by their owner (our friend and neighbour G) after he sat down with his record books last evening and had a serious look at things. It seems that for the two weeks before they were let out into the open fields on our farm, these two very young heifers were kept in a pen with an even younger bull calf. Obviously he was not so young that he didn't know how to get on with things. By the look of her, one young heifer will calve within the next week and the other will calve shortly afterwards. I will keep you informed as to the results. Never a dull moment is there?
Very stormy weather here today, although I think it is even worse in the West of the country and we are escaping the worst. The farmer has lit the wood burner early and is sitting reading his farming paper. I have been getting the ledger up to date. I started yesterday but couldn't get the wretched thing to balance. I put it away and upon opening it this afternoon, it balanced first time. I have filed a lot of papers and can now sit down and enjoy my book (Terry Darlington's account of travelling along the waterways of the North West of England - with a wife and two whippets. Great fun and very light reading.