I recently went to Melbourne for a concert and a couple of days of girl time with two friends, shopping, hanging out and did I mention the food. Mark stayed home to watch the farm and do his milking at the goat farm, with him and my friend's husband joining us on Tuesday. Well late on Sunday he rang me to say that Freddie Mercury was missing, a promising young RED bull calf. His dam Bohemian Rhapsody was in their paddock not two distressed and not with a particularly full udder, Mark thought the calf must have been missing for a few days. Frantic calls all over the neighbourhood, with people looking everywhere for our calf and Mark spending 5 hours in the cold wind in paddocks, he was still missing on Monday morning.
I rang Mark to see if there was any sign of him, only to get the big NO and I thought it would be a good idea to run all the mobs through the yards. Mark was getting angry with me then, saying do you think I am silly there is only one black bull calf in the big mob, the only problem is Freddie is RED. Mark had spent two days looking for a missing black bull when he is in fact red, a few swear words were said, but boy did I laugh along with all the passengers on the busy Melbourne tram that I was on at the time, Freddie was in the paddock with his mother all that time. No wonder she was not upset.
We will not let Mark live this one down for a while.