Sunday 20 April 2014

Wet neck.

Here's a strange occurrence: Apple Vale Empress seems to be having difficulty holding her drink - in the last few days she's acquired this wet neck. She doesn't seem to be drinking significantly more than usual. I've felt her jaw and checked her teeth, and all is normal. On two successive evenings, when sitting, her chest appeared to be heaving quicker than usual - we checked her faecal sample, and all was normal - she is bright, grazing, and eats her supplement in the morning. It may be due to a water bucket which is hanging on a fence a little higher than other buckets, causing her to drink with her head higher than usual, but then why isn't Elstar similar, when she is even shorter?

Sunday 13 April 2014

Picture post

All of our herd enjoy Hazel leaves.
Empress and Elstar: "we've got our ears up - you can Photoshop the gatepost away later".
The females resting while Scrumpy looks on.
"Do you want to know a secret?"
All that lush grass behind them - but the herd aren't keen on grazing near the hedge - they aren't keen on the rush of the wind through trees, and perhaps they feel vulnerable to ssurprise?