After milking this morning, Dolly and Buttercup were going back to pasture, linked with the lead, when Buttercup fell. Anni was not too blame this time, as she was only by the chicken yard gate. When Buttercup was back up on all fours, she butted heads with Dolly ! And then they went head-to-head again, twice ! Sort of as if Buttercup was mad with Dolly for her fall. Funny cows.
Gave the puppies their first food today. Everything I read said put their food in a flatish bowl, and then push the puppies into it, and when they lick themselves clean, they will figure out that it is food. Not our 8, I put the bowl down, and all 8 attacked it with vigour ! Mum stood by, watching her litter eat, lots of slurping noises, and then I let her finish it after they were all done. The puppies are getting so big, that I had to pick up 3 before I successfully identified Salles' Jack !
Herbie went back to work today after 3 days on the farm, yuk ! He doesn't have his phone as I'm swopping our service provider to Net10. I feel very technically challenged, managed to erase the service provider from Herbies phone, now he can only get the internet from our WiFi, and I erased my phone from the computer completely. Don't know how to correct either. Managed to enter the details for the new service on the computer, and re-inserted the old SIM cards as it may take up to 2 days to do the switch. Don't know what will happen after that.
Trying to make hard cheese again, so far 2 attempts in the presses, but I have a feeling neither are going to turn out well. Have about 5 gallons of cream in the basement, so butter-making is going to be on the agenda shortly again.
Went to Randys' farm yesterday to pick up some straw, and saw Fletch. He is such a joyful, lively dog, although always seems to act the woess around me. We will be getting 4 calves in the Spring, 2 boys and 2 girls aged around 4 months. He has had a really good crop of calves this year, maybe too good as feed is expensive, and the sale prices is lower as everyone is off-loading as they can't afford feed.
The alpacas' have settled well with the sheep, and so have the 3 new girls. Moved the feeder we made into their enclosure for the alpacas, as the 16 ft diameter feeder I made from a panel is too small for 12 sheep and 5 alpacas.