Bay Leaf the Unflappable
I get asked for updates on our animal characters around here all the time… and I have intentions of doing many for you: Lacey the old Equine Lady, Axel the Ludicrous Great Dane, Middy the pint-sized ‘Panther’, and Nibbles, Bubbles and Troubles the fastest-growing water fowl ever.
But today, I shall shine the spotlight on our best-known Bovine Bella.
Now Bay Leaf is no longer a hand-fed poddy calf, all eyelashes and cuteness. Kids grow up, y’know! She continues to live near the house (along with her ‘bestie’ Horseradish’ the black steer). She is currently providing a ‘mothering’ presence for our new poddies Toots and Rosie. (Where mothering = making sure any leftover calf crumbles are not wasted!)
Anyhoo, our jackaroos (brothers and rodeo riders*) Lachy and Cal have spent some of their excess energies on ‘training’ Bay Leaf. She never was terribly wild. But now?
I think this series of photos might tell the story best…
Mmmmmm. Green grass!
Oh look. More green grass!
Never mind that Horseradish! Concentrate on the green grass!
And anyway, this human plank is as light as a feather.
Plus he’s not wearing spurs!
The giggling and getting off and on business could be annoying, but I figure, it’s the price I pay for being allowed in the houseyard and all this GREEN GRASS…
Even two isn’t so bad…nom, nom, nom…
Really Bay Leaf, is there ANYTHING that will distract you from eating? Anything at all?
How bout Hurdling the Heifer with Human Plank?
Did not even pause mid-mouthful.
It’s official then…
We christen thee: Bay Leaf the Unflappable. ***
*These boys/men are almost
17 18 and 19 20 years old. The kind that eat like crazy, never put on an ounce of weight, and like to egg Dash on to all kinds of exploits.
** And they have very good knees and and incredible amount of bounce-to-the-ounce. (Yes, just watching all the energy and bounce makes my knees ache too).
*** And also Bay Leaf the Unfillable. Seriously, she’s a bottomless pit.