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Monday, September 24, 2012

We All "Fall Down"!

Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year!

I always make a celebratory pot of chili on the first day of Autumn. Even though it is technically not chili weather just yet, it is coming! Soon. Cool dry days, crisp nights with the smell of wood smoke in the air and of course, big pots of chili.

The sky looks brooding and full of mysterious excitement as it blows the tops of the trees around.

  Its not just the humans that enjoy it....everyone does!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Last Week of Summer

Summer is winding down....

the end of haying, end of trucks bringing fertilizer.... "end of summer celebration made of cake!

The proud baker with his own concoction . A "beach" cake, complete with blue icing "surf" and brown sugar beaches!


Saturday, September 8, 2012

September Slam!

Well September has finally come!

We knew we were in for a very exciting month. We have 40 baby calves due from now to early October.  The first two, Tami and Zinnia, have been with us for a week and the living has been easy.

Today that has all changed.

When I went on maternity check in pasture 6 this morning I found not one but two new ones.

This is our herd leader #91 and her new baby. He is curious about me but mama doesn't like that

Mama paces the tree line, soft low mooing calls him back to her

Meanwhile about 50 feet away, was this little jewel

Her mama was licking her dry and she was blinking in this bright new world she has entered.

Within minutes she was dry and fluffy and scampering around. She was joined by three more calves, a bull and two more heifers and all before lunch!

Everybody is healthy and now it is 7 down (counting Tami and Zinnia) and 33 to go!