160 mile round trip to deliver 2 sheep, so we are down to 4 ewes, 2 rams (Mr B going for butcher next week) and 4 lambs, 2 girls and 2 boys. Strawberry and Wanda are bespoke, although I haven't received a deposit for them, so our flock will be a manageable 4 ewes, 1 ram and 2 boys for next years' butchering - 1 for sale, one for us and for sale by the cut.
This was not a great deal for me, 2 round bales of hay and 20 small squares in return for them and I used 1/2 tank of diesel, and I went slowly to conserve fuel. The round bales are greenish on the inside, but from the outside look really yucky. The square bales look better.
Have arranged with Mike, one of our usual hay suppliers for 20 round bales on Sunday. It's good and green, and wrapped in plastic so weathers much better.
Drove out to the hayfield in the buggy to see the cows. They rub their heads on the front and back of the buggy, rocking it back and forth. Anni was sitting on the seat next to me, and I hear snap, snap of her teeth. She's snapping at the cows who are curious in her. Bad girl.
The alpacas were out with the cows, the 2 girls romping around. They are pretty cool to watch. It looked as if Pigtails' sides were heaving. Contractions ? Otherwise she's going to auction on Tuesday. Bambi looks as if her udder is filling, goody, and Dolly looks sore, her back udders look red and she wouldn't let me touch them. Will catch her for partial milking tomorrow. Maybe some mastitis meds in each teat, don't want her losing a quarter or more.
Didn't get the 2 calves today, the farmer told DH on Tuesday that they would be ready on Monday. Is this going to keep on happening until I stop trying to get them ? I'm still so pissed off about this.
Made a bourbon barberque sauce yesterday and DH liked it so much he had 3 spoonfuls, neat ! OK, will print the recipe, it's a keeper. Also made cauliflower with white sauce which I forgot about or else I'd've had some today.
Tomorrow I need to off-load hay from the truck and trailer.