It is around lunchtime here, and I feel like I already have a full day behind me!!! 🙂
I got to the farm relatively early today. We had to start the generator to fill up the water tank, before the guys could continue fixing the one fence they started on yesterday, so they could go on to do the new fence of which they did the fence posts yesterday… So…while they were unloading the generator, I took time to breathe deeply and appreciate the beauty of the morning.
It has been partially overcast since we got up this morning, so the light was not as bright. But, my goodness, was it a pretty sunrise anyway!!!! 🙂 Because of the clouds, the sun had to find holes to break through to try and reach the earth. I took several pictures of these soft fingers of light poking through the clouds, and they were all nice enough because of the colours, but then at last I managed to take one picture where one could clearly see the rays!
Doesn’t this look like God blessing the earth? 🙂
Then we had to burn a huge heap of weeds that we had to remove from one of the camps. This weed is called ‘bankrotbossie’ – a direct translation would be ‘bankrupt bush’. This weed starts growing very slyly on your land, and before you can blink, it has taken over completely and there is no more grass left for the cattle to eat.
We had a bonfire before eight in the morning!!
The vet came at 10 to do the tests for Bovine Viral Diarrhee, which was huge fun again, because it was the Brahmans that needed to be tested, and the fierce mama wasn’t about to start making things easy for us. And a couple of the others started being obstinate as well. The test couldn’t have been comfortable for them, as it involved having a small triangle cut out of their one ear!!! I couldn’t take pictures of this, as I was very much involved in all the catching and prodding and clipping, etc. (Do I hear a few sighs of relief? 🙂 )
And then, (oh what hardship!!) I had coffee with my ‘sister-in-law’ at a new place that opened in town. Pheeeewww! Now I’m tired 😉 and half of the day left still…
A couple more of the sunrise/ray pictures of this morning.
I know some of you must be bored with all the cattle stuff, so if you are one of them, please just skip this next bit. I thought I’d just give a brief update on our two babies. I’ll not say much, except that they seem to be doing very well, and I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. 🙂
Until we chat again, be blessed!! 🙂