Tuesday 31 August 2010
This morning Gordon came in with a big grin on his face. Ferdinand’s first live calf was born during the night – and she’s female. Her mother Nancy was out with the herd as we had no due date for her although we knew she must be near her time, which probably means she was one of the first served by Ferdinand when he joined the herd in December. She calved by herself and walked in this afternoon when Gordon went out to bring the girls in for milking. Her calf ran the whole way, which is why her mouth is covered in drool in the photo. Less than a day old and already running all that way!
She allowed Gordon to stroke her, but quivered the whole time, poor little thing! Her ears were really flapping. Isn’t she beautiful?
Stephanie and I went uni shopping today with a friend and her daughter; first to Asda for duvet, pillows and some household stuff then on to Dunelm Mills in Weston-super-Mare. As I type, Steph is on the sofa surrounded by her new goodies like a pig in whatnot. She’s storing it in Alex’s room for the timebeing until transferring it to her car in a couple of weeks for the big moving day.
When we got home I had a pleasant surprise in the form of some delicious blog candy from Julie at KC’s Court. She was running a blog giveaway on the event of her 500th post and her granddaughter’s first birthday. It was so exciting to open the package and find all the lovely goodies, so thank you very much Julie.
I have to say, I have a bit of a ribbon fetish going on so was almost as excited by the wrapping as the contents. The parcel was tied in brightly covered ribbons, which I’ve included in the photo. Julie designs some lovely samplers and there was a chart for one called ‘Make Much of Time’ too.
All in all, a good day.