MichaelaPortraitRED2RED2RED3 MICHAELA: Well it has to be all up hill from here because Collin has opened up the rest of this hillside paddock for us to roam at will ... and we will!

My sisters and I are still holding on to our calves - and the secret of when they will 'drop' (a technical term surely deserving of some literary attention given no self-respecting female human would refer to the miracle of birth in quite such a dismissive manner!)

Anyway, we're up here on Hammer Hill, with more feed than we can get our tongues around, while we can see our carers in the distance tending their garden whichPlasticWrapped, quite frankly, currently has very little to show for the extraordinary muscular effort so far expended! There's a bit of watering going on, but the recent plantings (or burials!?!?!) are taking their time deciding whether to grow into their new home.

What's more, that Collin spent an hour in the shed this morning "unwrapping" the ride-on mower. Not the whole thing, just the blades after her mowed over a plastic sheet on one of the lawns yesterday. That brought his ride to an abrupt halt, but he was back in the saddle again today having turned threat to opportunity, taking advantage of his having to dismantle the mower's deck to refit the mulching unit. Now we hear he's planning to try it out on one of our paddocks, hoping to encourage even greater pasture growth. Yummm!