I hate weaning. I feel like the meanest person in the world.
It went fairly smoothly, though. First Floss and I went to fetch Brá, bring her home and put her in a stable with Kappi next door to keep her company.
Then we went over to Leradale to feed and distract Sóley and Lilja while we extricated Hetja without anyone realising. Floss opened the adjoining gate, the Minions flooded in, occupied the girls and I loaded Hetja into the van and we drove away.
Back home and we put Kappi back in his field (thanking him for his help), loaded Brá into the van with Hetja and drove them over to their new field – just across from Thordale. There is not much grass but it will do for the time being.
We thought there would be a huge a reunion between Hetja and Brá – they barely lifted their heads.
So that was that and a few hours I went back to check on the Minions and the Icelandic sisters at Leradale. It was all a bit “us and them”.
This fence these three had managed to cower behind is not actually a real functional fence.
Lilja was looking out for her sister realising she was already missing her Mum.
Albie came over to introduce himself.
Albie got bitten for his efforts but took it well.
I gave him a big hug for trying.
I feel awful for Sóley but she has Lilja to get her through this.
The Minions are keeping well away until the girls settle with them.
So today I am the meanest person in the world.
Waffle was looking particularly gorgeous, though. Interestingly, he was staying well out of the politics and that is unusual because he and Lilja were the greatest of friends last year. Perhaps she’s realised he is not actually going to grow taller!