Weather: Sunny, blue sky
Temperature: 22 degrees celsius at noon
Wind direction: South East
Speed: 6 mph.
What a day! I feel like I've spent my time labouring all day on various tasks. Can you believe I'm so tired that my bones hurt! I got up before sunrise this morning because a cow was calving. It was soon time to milk 250 faithful cows standing patiently waiting for the door of the milking parlour to open. Like every other day, Nico the loyal sheepdog by my side kept me company.
After a quick bit of breakfast, it was out on the tractor. Haymaking today before the rain comes at the end of the week. It ‘s good to see the sun to collect the bales of hay and load them into the shed. The task after getting back to the yard was feeding the calves and cleaning out the pigsty. Hallelujah, time for afternoon tea and some bread and cheese to keep up the energy for the late shift!