But we started the year here:
Lumi, our introduction to a shower of Golden cuddles.
Otto helped feed the bulls of 2014. Wookiee, Richter and Shaft.
Here are the girls last year.
And the gang a few days later. Z was in a Pink Goth phase.
One of the bulls having a scratch.
Lucy at a fencing match.
Brent herding the peep of Gascons. Or the peep of Gascons herding a curmudgeon of Brent.
A very wide cow. The herd eating hay on California T.
2014 was a wet year.
Otto tried Rugby. He seems to dig it.
But also found time to help his baby sis down from the hay bale.
The calves came a bit earlier than planned. Go Gremlin! Last year’s bull. The calves like to sleep on the other side of the fence for a little “me” time.
This is cow 12. She thinks beyond the temporary fence.
This is Brent. He thinks that touching the electric fence hurts very much.
A bit of baseball. We had to quickly teach Otto the rules of baseball. He reads a lot of Peanuts.
Lucy in the outfield.
A bit of tractor work. Not much.
We caught a gray cat. We were going for a ragondin. Graycute was happy to be released and back by the fire.
Lumi grew a bit.
More calves. Lots of grass.
We lost a dear, old friend.
Put your tongue where your nostril is.
The burgers were great and well received.
Otto is almost ten.
We started doing #felfies. ( a farm selfie ).
Family came to visit.
Cows are moving well. They know the system.
A cow and some cabbage.
The burger festival was a hit.
More friends to help out.
A new addition to the Golden crew.
And another Golden athlete.
A close call, but the house did not burn down.
Lucy in Alaska.
We deliver meat to Bordeaux.
Otto turns our house into a virtual video game.
Lumi gets a kiss.
Otto turns his tongue blue.
We deliver meat to Toulouse and Narbonne.
The lucerne ( alfalfa ) has been working very well.
So, here we are. Where the shit hits the hose. Draining hoses at night. Moving the herd. Keeping the fire going. Getting ready for our next beef sale. Getting ready to go back to school, back to life and back to reality. Back to the here and now, yeah*.
Happy new year to you lot.
* Soul II Soul ref was for you, Brent.