Rained off for a few days, David has been busy carting straw bales again this week. He managed to borrow a large trailer from another farmer so that he could move more bales in one load (22 instead of 16 on our trailer).
However, when some b***ards decided to start setting fire to some of the bales still in the field one night, he decided that an even larger trailer was needed to get everything off the field as quickly as possible. Another farmer very kindly lent us a HUGE trailer ... 36 bales ...
You can just see the tiny dot of a tractor slightly to the left of centre in this picture. Large field and around 500 bales to move. Great sigh of relief when it was all finished tonight and all straw safely in barns.
Needless to say, goaties have been completely oblivious to all this frantic activity which has been taking place in order to provide them with food and bedding for the year ahead.
Incidentally, dear Wilma is expecting twins within the next few weeks!
You may remember that we had a few 'late' girls due to kid ... we had our scanning man in last week just to check a few of them over and we also have a couple more 'surprises' that we had not planned! So, in a couple of weeks, I think we may get rather more kids than we expected. But it's all good and it means that we will have more milkers still productive as we go into that 'winter dip'.
And finally .. what of Marmite cat? Well, as I write to you this evening she is curled up on top of my printer .. very helpful!