"Beautiful days, light frost. Found the cow up behind boundary fence, might even be the neighbours paddock? He brought round 2 big bags of bread which are in feed shed. Cow has huge udder - had a calf (no sign of it) or maybe going to calve? Couldn't see her well enough to tell. One of the young rams is limping, don't know if it was limping before you left or not. And I thought there were 7 rams but there are only 6 so perhaps there were only 6 to begin with. There are 10 lambs in the lamb paddock, saw a fox in there yesterday morning so made BANG BANG noises and it ran away. Goats good, been for walks round paddock and up hill, have taken to Rose, ( sitter's daughter), pretty things they are. Sheep in pine tree paddock went nuts over lupins, and battled it out from heap to heap, until not one lupin left! Pearl (sitters highland terrier) meanwhile stuck her head through electric fence and got lobotomized! That was a bit of a shock for her, poor little fluffpot, but she soon recovered. Maggie (sitters border collie), brushed against electric fence up the hill, ran a short distance, sat down and held up her right front paw saying ouch, ouch, that bloody hurt, but she also soon recovered. The neighbour has separated the calves from their mums so there's a bit of separation anxiety bellowing going on. Didn't let the chooks out today, they seem content though and well, guinea fowl as screechy as ever. Have been giving the dam (so full!) ducks some of the bread yum yum they say".