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Pleasure in difficult times

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:08 pm
by car
Cows outside now, at least in these awful times, we can all take pleasure in walking round the fields admiring those delightful little cows. I hope all of you are well and staying safe.

Carolann Raybould
President Dexter cattle society

Re: Pleasure in difficult times

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:22 am
by Mark Bowles
We are blessed as owners and breeders to be able to just about work as normal on our smallholdings, I for one am very grateful.

Re: Pleasure in difficult times

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:44 am
by Rob R
Without curlews and cows I'd probably have gone insane by now...

Re: Pleasure in difficult times

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:57 pm
by Saffy
I agree, I have my Dexters, a handful of Herdwicks and some acres to play with, birdsong in the mornings...it isn't all bad.No pics of a curlew though we do get the odd ones.Bluebells and Cuckoo flower.

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Re: Pleasure in difficult times

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:03 am
by Mark Bowles
Very nice Stephanie.

Re: Pleasure in difficult times

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:04 pm
by Louisa Gidney
On Saturday, I put two heifers in a field where the 2019 ewe lambs have over wintered. This morning, I find the gate open and the gimmers and heifers in the next field with in-lamb ewes. The gimmers came rushing back, almost as if saying "It wasn't us, honest, the Dexters led us astray, we're good girls really". The heifers came to the gateway, stopped and looked at me. The conversation seemed to go along the lines of "Is she mad at us?" "Is she going to shout at us?" "Do you think if we sneaked through the gateway, she wouldn't notice we'd been out?" I pretended not to see them, so they came back quietly. The expressions on their faces were a picture.

Re: Pleasure in difficult times

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:07 am
by Rob R
You've got them well trained Louisa! :)