This afternoon I went to visit Sue as she was home alone like me. The drive out to her place is so lovely and today I took my time stopping to take photos every now and again, just like a pesky tourist!
Even though the weather was dull and overcast the countryside was looking marvelous. I love everything in the farmlands, rolling hills, farm fences, rickety barns, lines of tall trees, bee hives, and the odd bit of informative signage. Lucky I didn't pack a gun.
Sue was baby sitting her grand-puppy Astrix, he is full on energy and mischief just like a toddler. We decided to walk to the neighbours place for a visit, her neighbour is my Insurance lady and such a nice person. We chatted as you do and then we wandered up to a barn to check out the baby calves.
These calves are only a few days old and seriously cute. They sucked our fingers and jumped about being silly. Pretty sure the farm is over 200 acres, decent sized bit of dirt. I so could have snuck a calf home with me, plenty to chose from and I am sure it would be happy in the back garden here.
OMG look at those eyes!!
Spring flowers are springing up everywhere and down the road there were lots of lambs. I love Spring, all the new growth and animals babies everywhere. My favourite flowers are the Spring ones. Except it really isn't Spring yet, it apparently is still Winter. Some how we missed the email on seasons because it hasn't been very Wintery at all. Mild as, in our neck of the woods, and I am not complaining. If it isn't raining, then to me it is a good day!!
On my way home I had to stop and wait for a bunch of girls that were heading back from being milked. They totally took their time and seriously checked me out, even stopped to look at me looking at them. The calves in the paddock were probably trying to spot their mums. "mum over here, I'm over here!!"
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I think I could enjoy living on a farm, so in my next life I want to be a farmer and live in a big red barn like this, and TOF can come to, he is pretty handy, and likes animals. The animals can live in the bottom at night and I will live above them. Obviously I won't be a serious big time farmer more of a small scale self sufficient type. Lucky dreams are free because mine would cost a fortune if I had to pay for them all.
Twisties and a dirty old cheese slice.
I cannot wait for TOF to be back home for good so normal eating will resume. Most nights it is dinner for one as Jak is always out and about as a lad of his age should be. Speaking of him, he made a purchase today that I was a little worried about, no need, he had it totally sussed.
Yes, a car, a grey one, a station wagon even, and my knowledge is now exhausted right there. Apparently the previous owners were an OLD couple, I asked how old, and got told, you and dads age. THANKS!! You can go off your kids in a matter of seconds. Our place has a slight resemblance to a used car yard at the moment, but rumour has it, older brother will be purchasing his old car once some things have been fixed on it. Anyway he isn't driving the new one until we can get insurance sorted on it on Monday, lucky I have a lovely Insurance lady, and plenty of other cars for him to drive in the mean time!!
Got to go,
D.C.I Vera Stanhope is about to be on my TV.
(love that program)