Friday, 15 February 2013

A special delivery on the farm!

 
Last Sunday we took delivery of  a dozen weaned calves.  They will spend a couple of months in the shed then go out into the fields until October when we will sell them on to other farmers in October. We have no livestock November to January and then start again in February, it works well for us as we both work full time.

No matter how often we have done this there is always a frisson of excitement and anticipation when the calves arrive in their trailer.




They seem to have settled in well, this 'red' and white calf is a bit of a character and was having a good look out of the window!

Brian had a bit of trouble with the silage bale as it was quite soft and wouldn't stay on the spike.  However, it is excellent quality and the calves are eating it well.

15 comments:

Anne said...

That's so sweet, these calves look like teddy bears. Hubby is lucky we don't live on a farm as I couldn't sell any of the animals and we would have to keep them all ! Looking forward to your entry tomorrow. xxx

Janice Pattie said...

Ah Anne, the trick of nature is that by the time you come to sell them, they don't look so cute any more!

KathiJo said...

I am smiling at your comments, a bit like children getting less cute when they start to annoy you so it is easier to be cross! It must be nice to see the circle of the year go by with the coming and going of animals too x I am imagining Anne with a farm full of not sold animals!

karen said...

I would be like Anne and have to keep them all lol. Hate it when my friend sends his pigs off :( x

Helen said...

A great arrival on the farm, hope we get some nice weather for them to be out in the fields.

Janice Pattie said...

I was telling my husband about some of the comments about keeping the animals. He said that you only had to be kicked a couple of times by them to be quite happy to send them to market! It's very true, and if they stand on your foot - ouch!

viv said...

I've always been wary of cows. I'd never been kicked by one but I was told horrific stories by friends when I was young and when I was nursing I looked after a poor farmer who had been gored by his bull so I wouldn't mind selling them on when they got old enough.

Mummy of Two said...

Ah how cute - great to see some pics from a different way of life - nice insights into the farm!

Jenny Paulin said...

nice to see an insight into the workings of your busy farm life x

Laura CYMFT said...

Awww lovely looking baby cows!

TheBoyandMe said...

Beautiful animals, so attractive to look at.

Thanks for linking up.

Jaime Oliver said...

great pictures, it certainly looked busy, love the baby cows :-)

Coombe Mill said...

Lovely looking Calves. Baby animals are always a hit on our farm here in Cornwall, particularly the rabbits.

Elaine Livingstone said...

we use to live on a dairy farm,loved the young calves. Best time was watching the cows come out of the barn and leaping around like spring lambs

ghostwritermummy said...

Ah what great pictures!
xxx