The reflections are beautiful today, even though the moorhens, ducks and a couple of seagulls ripple the water. It is so peaceful, I’ll just take a seat and embrace it for a while.
Welcome to baby Kati, the first baby of the year at Haye Farm. She is particularly welcome as her mum sadly lost her baby last year. Mum and Kati are snug, warm and happy despite the chilly weather. Kati is filling out nicely and becoming stronger and more curious each day. Isn’t she a beauty!
Today I watched the butterflies dancing amongst the meadow grasses. There’s quite a view from up here in the cherry orchard, and on this very hot day it’s so clear you can see for miles. The sheep are enjoying the shade and I did too, eating cherries as I went, and I caught sight of a blackbird sneaking away with a bit of bright red in its beak. Mrs N told me that years ago her dear husband set up a contraption to disuade the birds from making off with the fruit. In amongst the trees he rigged up a metal device that bashed and clanged, and at its source was a rope at the farmhouse that he pulled vigorously early every morning to make lots of noise! Mrs N was none too happy about the din at that early hour, but it did serve its purpose – and as requested she dilligently pulled away at the rope from time to time during the day. The noise maker has long gone. The birds probably have belly ache from the amount they have eaten now but they have left some for us humans to enjoy. Such a lovely day, such a beautiful view, and shared with the sleepy sheep and the dancing butterflies.
Well, not all that easy. When your Mamma can’t feed you despite every effort, someone has to lend a hand. In a few weeks little Jade will not need regular bottle feeding, but in the meantime she stays with her Mum for love and companionship – and a special blend of warm milk helps her to thrive.
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