Friday, 9 January 2015

Mystery solved!!!

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.

9 comments:

Pondside said...

Cool and foggy on this coast at -7. So the mystery is solved and two calves will be the unexpected spring gift. You're right - never a dull moment!

Frugal in Derbyshire said...

How exciting ...the heifers that is, not the ledger (though I am pleased that you manged to get things to balance)
I love it when lambing/kidding calving time is nigh.
Weather pretty calm here so far too.

Em Parkinson said...

Thank goodness humans don't behave like animals....most of the time! Happy new year Pat and thanks for your words of wisdom on my blog. Always much appreciated. x

Heather said...

I think you deserve some light reading after getting the books to balance. The very thought fills me with dread. Your neighbour will have to keep a closer eye on his young stock in future! If both calves are born safely he will have five animals instead of three, so that can't be bad.

angryparsnip said...

How exciting to solve the mystery.
Love was in the air !

cheers, parsnip

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Book sounds good. Unfortunately, it's difficult to get UK books here in US.
Having a sandwich is what I do when ledgers won't balance. Have a sandwich, go back, ledgers balance. Don't know why it works. Maybe if I gave the ledgers a sandwich, they would balance themselves! :) m & jb (who does not care for sandwiches -kibble and raw chicken tenders only)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for visiting. Keep warm.

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