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A sad week at Low Arvie
10/11/2010 2:48:30 PM
We have not had a very nice week here at Low Arvie. first of all last Tuesday, Richard went out early in the morning to find that Lady Bonnie had calved during the night and was lying dead in the field. He couldn't find her calf at first, and we feared that would be dead too. However, he eventually found her alive and well over the other side of the field. He brought her into the shed and we are bottle feeding her. She is a big calf and that must have been the problem, although Bonnie was only four years old and this was her second calf. We have called the calf Lady Bella. Bonnie was Beauty's daughter and so Bella is her grand daughter. Because we are having to hand rear her, she will be just as tame as Beauty, and may come to lead the pack too, in time. She is very greedy and empties her two litres of milk in about ten seconds flat! She is living in the old shed with the big boys (two year old bullocks) and goes out with them into the paddock during the day. They seem to like her and she runs round happily amongst them. At first they were very curious and crowded around her, but they are so gentle and quiet and she was never in any danger.

Then on Thursday I received the news that my cousin's husband had lost his battle with cancer, just five days short of his 66th birthday and a year after being diagnosed. He had fought bravely but the cancer was very agressive and the doctors could do little to help him. His wish was to be at home and we managed to get him home just one week earlier. But its very sad.

On a happier note, Morgan brought his father, step mother and step brother (Sam, aged 8) to Low Arvie for a brief visit on Wednesday. We had a lovely time with them and are just sorry that they live so far away (in Flagstaff, Arizona) and we can't see them more often. They loved Low Arvie and spent an hour or two walking round the farm before we all went down to Pringles (pub) in the village for steak pie and chips. One strange thing was the behaviour of David and Henry, our cats. Usually David is very friendly and comes to meet everyone, while we don't see Henry until visitors have left. However, Henry must have American genes as he fell in love with Sam and spent the whole time with him, but David was frightened of him and kept out of the way. Very odd!

Take care,

Lxx


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More Blogs by Linda Watson
• Low Arvie winter returns - Sunday, January 09, 2011
• Low Arvie news - Thursday, December 23, 2010
• Low Arvie woes! - Sunday, December 12, 2010
• Low Arvie winter - Sunday, December 05, 2010
• Low Arvie interview - Monday, November 29, 2010
• Low Arvie on the radio - Saturday, November 27, 2010
• Low Arvie in bookstore - Monday, November 22, 2010
• Low Arvie winter work - Sunday, November 21, 2010
• Low Arvie winter preparations - Saturday, November 13, 2010
• Low Arvie calving report - Saturday, November 06, 2010
• Low Arvie first! - Monday, November 01, 2010
• New Low Arvie website - Wednesday, October 27, 2010
• Low Arvie woes - Sunday, October 17, 2010
•  A sad week at Low Arvie - Monday, October 11, 2010  
• Low, Arvie, Americans and the Ryder Cup! - Sunday, October 03, 2010
• `Low Arvie update - Wednesday, September 22, 2010
• No swallows at Low Arvie - Monday, September 13, 2010
• New arrivals at Low Arvie - Tuesday, September 07, 2010
• New Low Arvie website - Sunday, September 05, 2010
• Low Arvie silage - Done! - Wednesday, September 01, 2010
• Low Arvie -Smashwords news! - Sunday, August 29, 2010
• Low Arvie -Smashwords news! - Sunday, August 29, 2010
• 'The Ladies' updcate - Friday, August 27, 2010
• The Ladies - Authonomy comments - Saturday, August 21, 2010
• Low Arvie 'boy' racer! - Thursday, August 19, 2010
• Low Arvie and the 'thrill' of free publicity - Wednesday, August 11, 2010
• Back at Low Arvie - Tuesday, August 10, 2010
• Sad time at Low Arvie - Thursday, August 05, 2010
• New Low Arvie blog - Sunday, August 01, 2010
• Low Arvie -emarketing - Wednesday, July 28, 2010
• Low Arvie news - Monday, July 26, 2010
• Low Arvie Video - Friday, July 23, 2010
• Low Arvie Rainmaker! - Monday, July 19, 2010
• Low Arvie feature - Tuesday, July 13, 2010
• Back to Low Arvie - Friday, July 09, 2010
• Poor Tabitha - Tuesday, July 06, 2010
• Happy 4th July! - Saturday, July 03, 2010
• Low Arvie Ladies on the loose! - Thursday, July 01, 2010
• Low Arvie - a new skill? - Monday, June 28, 2010
• Bring back the rain! - Sunday, June 27, 2010
• Friday again at Low Arvie! - Thursday, June 24, 2010
• Drama at Low Arvie - Tuesday, June 22, 2010
• Low Arvie news - Tuesday, June 22, 2010
• A new Lady of Low Arvie - Saturday, June 19, 2010
• Low Arvie worries - Thursday, June 17, 2010
• Low Arvie Nature News - Tuesday, June 15, 2010
•  Low Arvie News - Monday, June 14, 2010
• Low Arvie welcomes new arrivals - Thursday, June 10, 2010
• Linda's wedding yesterday - Sunday, June 06, 2010
• Warwick and Low Arvie - two exciting events! - Saturday, June 05, 2010
• Little Bo Richard! - Thursday, June 03, 2010
• Botox and Low Arvie update - Tuesday, June 01, 2010
• A wonderful Friday in SW Scotland! - Friday, May 28, 2010
• Summer in Galloway - Monday, May 24, 2010
• Back at Low Arvie - Saturday, May 22, 2010
• More reviews - Friday, May 21, 2010
• More Reviews - Wednesday, May 19, 2010
• Spots - Wednesday, May 19, 2010
• Procrastination - Monday, May 17, 2010
• Good news and bad news - Sunday, May 16, 2010
• Verdict! - Sunday, May 16, 2010
• Life part 2 - Saturday, May 15, 2010
• A new outlet - Thursday, May 13, 2010
• Frosty weather, migraine and Arizona - Thursday, May 13, 2010
• Happy Day! - Wednesday, May 12, 2010
• Goodbye and good riddance to Mandelson!! - Tuesday, May 11, 2010
• Bliss! - Monday, May 10, 2010
• Sunday in Scotland - Saturday, May 08, 2010
• Low Arvie - Friday, May 07, 2010
• Low Arvie - Wednesday, April 28, 2010


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