Category Archives: Bullocks

To the Byre over Humplocks – September 1924

It was the early afternoon milking hour on a Sunday when one may take a daun’er round the buildings with an easy conscience, and I thought I should like to have a peep at Princess — a 1000 gallon cow … Continue reading

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Sunday – A Visit from “Rustlers?” – June 1903

Summer Sundays are the great days of trespass. It is on these days chiefly that the gates are left open for the cattle and horses to stray. In the evening, three bits of lads came to the house with three … Continue reading

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Friday – Bull and Bulky Gooseberries – June 1903

Wakened at five this morning by the hideous bellow of the bull (my window overlooks the yard) followed by loud shouts from the cowman bringing in the cows. This man has the most excellent gift of early rising and, as … Continue reading

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Cutting Tails Off – March 1906 Wednesday

Mid-afternoon I came suddenly upon the young farmers resting in the joiner’s shop. One student was smoking, while another was examining the mechanism of a sowing machine. The fat legs of Brown-Eyes were sticking straight out from a swing suspended … Continue reading

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Tell Me the Bullock’s Weight – March 1906 Tuesday.

“Now,” said the “boss” to two of the students who had exchanged the class room for the farm for half a day, “tell me the weight of these bullocks, and their value at present market price.” With the assistance of … Continue reading

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