Friday, 22 July 2011

New York - Round II

I made it back to New York City. After being there in March earlier this year I always knew I would be back, though I didn't think it would be this soon. Basically I had about a week and a half to kill before I head to my new farm so what better antidote to rural life than spending six days in the city that never sleeps.

This time around the weather was better - definitely less cold. There were more markets, more people, more sunshine, more leaves on the trees and I definitely ate more food.
The Shake Shack in Madison Square Park - we waited in line for nearly an hour 
for a Shack Stack burger and a Peanut Butter shake - now that's dedication!

A Lemon cupcake from Sprinkles Cupcakes and a view from the High Line walk

Fresh produce from the Union Square markets.
Chilling out in Central Park
A busker in Washington Square Park
Street Art in the Meat Packing District

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Me and My Mate Yani...

I mentioned in a previous blog about the first calf of the season, Yani. Well, he is finally in good enough health to be back in the field with the big girls (and the three other new calves). He is a friendly little guy and comes to say hello every time I'm in the field. He has also taken a liking to my hair - it must taste nice (or like grass)...

Tomorrow is my last day here though I have promised Anastasia I will come back, exactly when - I'm not sure - but it would be great to see these little guys all grown up. 

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

My little pooky is all grown up...

...and is out playing with the big girls. That's Xanadu I'm talking about. She is my favourite cow, I know, it's not nice to have favourites but when there's a little cow as cute as she is, it's very hard not to. Now that she's moved into the big girls field I don't have to secretly hand feed her grain but she does get a brush or a hug every time I'm down there. She still gets pushed and butted out of the way by the other cows (because she is the smallest) but there is plenty of grass so hopefully she will grow into a big fat cow, and I mean that in the nicest way possible.