Saturday 29 August 2015

Bovine Baby Boom!

Born on the open moor .....

.... when the weather changes this 2 day old calf is taken to find shelter.


As young as this they can easily keep up with their mother .....

.....who soon finds some tall rushes to act as a barrier.
Whilst all this was going on Chris noticed that the cow in the background was a calvin'.

And a couple of hours later the broody cow had her calf and was moved into the pasture.
Its he sweet?


Thursday 6 August 2015

The Old 'Uns are Often Best!

Chris turns the grass using his Massey 35. 
We've had a lot of rain and the ground is soft. 
The old tractors are not as heavy as our modern vehicles and tread lightly over the ground.

Tuesday 4 August 2015

The Air is 'Blue'.

Our beautiful hay meadows ......

that once looked like this .....

 and should look like this ....... looks like this.


Sunday 2 August 2015

Rubbish Summer - Blame the Moon!

The eclipse in March made the sun appear as a crescent moon in the middle of the day.

My father-in-law always said 'When there's summat happening with t' moon, weathers always bad'

Old wives tale?

We have had an eclipse and a blue moon but NO SUMMER so maybe he was right.

31st July - A Blue Moon. 
We get a blue moon when a full moon occurs twice in the same month.
It won't happen again until 2018.