We went grocery shopping this afternoon. Doing it together seems to be more enjoyable, but it's still a rather dreaded weekly chore. Herbie needed new work boots, and we needed cheese. I've been craving a toasted cheese, tomato and onion sandwich. Herbie packed the groceries away while I went to bring the cows up. Watered them too, and fixed the fence that Gabriel broke. Eleanor was silly, running down to the barbed wire pasture that Gabriel broke into yesterday, both bull calves running with her. I tried to chase her up, then realised I couldn't keep them out until I fixed the fence so trekked through the mud, switched the fence off and went fence-afixing. Fortunately I was wearing leather work gloves, as Gabriel broke the wire and I had to twist new loops to reattach the gate handle. Between moving the hosepipe to fill all the water troughs, fixing the fence, chasing Daisy May and Eleanor towards the gates, then having to pass them to open the gate. Not successful with Eleanor, and she charged down the fence line away from the gate. Daisy May just stood and watched me, and I had to maneuver Dolly out the way to open a path so Daisy May could reach the gate, then schlepp through the mud and chase her up to the gate. Dolly was keen to come up to the lower barn with the milk girls, but not today. She actually kicked up her feet and ran on Thursday when I did invite her to come with to the barn. She's doing so much better, she's put on weight, her feet seem much improved, her appetite is good. The only negatives are her non-working 3 quarters and that she's lost her queen-ship position in the herd. Didn't help that I couldn't leave the veggie garden gate open so Eleanor could leave, as Daisy May was standing just a little further up the channel and I didn't want her coming to join the boys, or the bull calves running out with Eleanor. Ah, the joys of the farm.
Took some of my farm-made chicken nuggets out the freezer and popped them into the microwave while cutting some salad, dolloping chili mayonnaise on the plates to dip the nuggets - dinner is served.