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Posted: Sunday 24 October, 2010

by Rosemary at 5:56pm in Cattle 1 comment Add your own

Following Friday's escape, John made some modifications to the byre door.

We now have a gate that opens inward plus a bar above - higher than before. It's much more secure - and we can safely leave the door open. This means that the calves can see and be seen - and everyone stops to talk to them. Tess is obsessed.

Byre Door

Today, they have been listening to Classic FM - it was Radio 4 yesterday. I thought they would have been listening to the Chelsea game. I spent half an hour yesterday in the byre, reading a novel. I was well sniffed over.

Today, I stayed by the trough when I fed them and they were happy to eat beside me - I was even able to give Breeze a wee scratch on the rump. They've also discovered hay! They've been eating their straw bed until now, but they seem to be getting a taste for hay. I'm not sure what, if anything, you can give cattle as a treat - carrots for the ponies, apples for the pigs, ginger nuts for the sheep - but what for the calves?

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claire

Wednesday 27 October, 2010 at 6:23pm

raw potatoe and turnip, and carots, and pony nuts.

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