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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Princess Aurora, an update

You may have followed the tale of "Princess Aurora"....

 how she came to be a princess and how she came to steal all of our hearts in the process.

her arrival

how she got her name

and as of today, she has now been ruling over us all  for16 wonderful weeks.

Being a preemie, Aurora started out with a very fragile outlook.

 she was about 1/2 the size of a normal new born calf.

 But she was unaware that everyone else doesnt start out so little and she lived "large". Within 10 days, she was too heavy to lift easily and in a short 4 weeks she went from 25 pounds to 60.

Along the way, she went from being a tad smaller than a dog

and drinking from a goat nipple, to a regular bottle....

The bottle on the left is a normal calf bottle, holding two quarts of milk. The bottle on the right uses a goat feeding nipple to adjust for the smaller size of the preemie.

And speaking of bottles! Here is Aurora now!

ta da!

she totally mastered the art of the bottle and joyfully drags it around, flipping it up in the air to get sips. Even though she is now weaned and eats a diet of hay, grass and calf cereal, she still drinks a bottle of icy cold water every day.

 Can you say indulged much?

Oh, and in case you were wondering, Aurora has gotten much bigger than the dogs that watched over her so gently in the beginning.

and just like all good fairy tales, they are living happily ever after.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Tip of the Day....

Be careful when you eat with your mouth full....

Someone may take your picture!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Welcome Home

Where Ive been

 We have been off attending a wedding!

It was a long drive in summer rain 

Of course, you never know what you might see on the road. We got a good laugh over this...

see the open hatch on the door? This is what it said.....
I guess this is one trucker who had emough of well meaning do gooders trying to let him know it was open!

The rocky cliffs are so pretty with the water flowing over them.

which one do you think is prettier?

Saturday, July 14, 2012

See the USA

in a

remember that old tune?

Of course there was no vacationing here, or any "touring' of the country! No, the tailgate had to come off so that a huge vat of molasses could be loaded.

It is heavy!

Thick rich molasses. The cows love it as a nice summer treat to go with all the green grass.  

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Smell of fresh mown grass

a shade tree and refreshing drink

a good book


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Time To Chill

Today was a fun project

The kids took water colored with food coloring and filled ballons with it.
After freezing them they make a great toy!

Depending on how long you freeze them, they may be frozen solid or have a refreshing burst of cold water in the center leaving a look of delicate blown glass

They can be stacked
and contain interesting objects

the world of ice

through the eyes of a child

To make these you will need:


Food Coloring

Lots of water!

Add your desired coloring to water. Use a small funnel or your hands to pout water in to ballons.

Freeze for three days (optimal) or less if you cant wait!
(balls will be hollow)

Hours of fun, chillin in the sun!