The grass is getting long and unmanageable in the big pasture, so today was the day to move the thirteen young heifers to "pastures new." Gates were opened, sentinels posted, feed bags rattled and it all became an easy process. The first photograph show them gaily trotting down the lane - this is the lane above the farm - you usually see the lane in the other, more interesting, direction. The second photograph shows them going into the paddock, en route for the pasture - I love to see them in this mood, kicking up their heels and charging round the field.
Once they had quietened down then the farmer gently herded them through the gate to the new pasture.
Notice the farmer's new waterproof! He thought his old one was waterproof until last Thursday, when we had almost four inches of heavy rain, when he found out that anything more than a light shower went straight through his outer layer. So a new one is being given its first airing - and as there are heavy showers (yesterday was a wet day, albeit light rain) forecast - it should get a good try out today.
I hear from BT that it is raining again in Ireland and I am afraid that mostly we then get it here. So much for the "hot, dry summer" that the weather men told us we were going to have.