Fluffy cumulus clouds have been sweeping our countryside for the last few days. April showers interspersed with rain bringing sorely needed water to our grass and our neighbours crops. The cattle don’t care whether its wet or dry, so long as they have plenty to eat. With fresh grass and yummy silage they are happy, although in the mother herd our heavily pregnant ladies are looking decidedly fed up!
A false alarm with one our younger cows last night had me adding in a final 1am patrol. Having seen her standing apart, looking somewhat confused and attempting to kick her stomach (a common habit amongst cows near calving) I came back a couple of hours later to find her lying amongst the herd happily chewing the cud.
Thankfully I got to enjoy a clear sky with incredible stars and a lull in the wind.