Saturday, 20 February 2016
Welcome Home Mulga Bill
He asserted his dominance just as soon as he returned to our paddocks, rather fancying Lavender . She gave birth to her calf, Blossom, in April, so she's now ready to be mated up again and no doubt Mulga Bill will be happy to oblige.
Daisy's calf is due at the end of next month, 29th march, so I stopped milking her on Friday. She was producing only four litres a day, so her "drying off" is happening with no issues at all.
I can feel her calf moving around when I stand close while holding my hands to her belly. Exciting!
Now we are relying on Lavender for our milk, and one of us is milking her daily before she is allowed in with the two calves again.
We have an extra mouth to feed now, but it feels reassuring to have him back with us. After his travels and adventures, he is still the quiet and well mannered gentleman.
My goodness, the folks and heifers on our neighboring properties know he's back too. The bellowing is something to behold, but thankfully now that night has come he's quiet and relaxed again.
Cheers and thanks for dropping in today.