Thursday, January 21, 2010

Nestled In Hay

Well, my pictures aren't the greatest; just to warn ya but I tried.
See the dot in the hay? I kid you not it was black yesterday. I guess it was just still wet from just being born... but today it looks more like it's Mom. (Oh well, this brown matches the blog better.) lol I'm callin it: it because I couldn't get close enough to tell what it is.

Ya know what's funny? This is where Myguy puts round bales out. Yesterday when I found this calf, it was standing up next to 2 full round bales. Today the cows have eaten it all down and are now laying in it. Notice the bambino is smack dab in the middle? How cute is that!? It's Mother: Hannah is the red pokee horned cow. And dear ole Dad is laying to it's right.
I tried to get closer to see if I could get a better shot. No one budged....
but the bull. He got up, and acted fidgety. -- He's been a really good bull, but I think tomorrow is the day we're hauling him off and getting a new one. I don't trust this one, in fact when he stood up he cocked his head at me and gave me that "look." I trotted toward the treeline a little and tried to not sink up to my ankles in my cowboy boots in the mud, nor stumble through any fresh cowpatties. (It rained all night last night!)

I'll try to take better pictures in the days to come. Hopefully I'll remember my camera when we load this bull and go get the new one. The new one is "special," and has a story! We haven't actually paid for him yet, so I'll wait til it's a done deal before I tell you about it!
Walkin up to the house, I found these! It's January and the "daffies" are uP!
I can hardly wait til those buttery cups are bloomin all over the place.
Gotta run.... time to drive to town for groceries! Been tryin to eat better and I don't know
if I'm lackin something in my diet or what but I have the worse craving for pickled beets, pickled okra, hotdogs n saurkraut. ??????????? Weird huh?!
Have a day!
Spring flowers are comin!

12 comments:

irene said...

Love the new little one, on my walk this morning the steers in the pasture down the road were feeling frisky and butting heads....spring fever? Hmmmm saurkraut sound so good right now ,I add a little (very little) brown sugar and heat it up....ymmmmmmmy!! God Bless you today my friend!

tiggerdaisy said...

Oh, I love it! My father-in-law has 40-50 cows and I love it when calves are born! Especially when it's cold outside and they get all frisky and start kicking! :)

Great picture, too--that little baby is so cute!

Prayers and blessings,
Rebecca

Anonymous said...

My favorite part about living on a farm when I was little was the baby calves... I used to run to the pasture to watch them being born... And I couldn't wait until they came up to me and started sucking on my fingers... I love calves!!!
Jacki

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I love cows, esp. the babies and sure miss having them around! What a sweet thing, can't wait to see more pics. I found a snake today out in the sun, he saw me and went back into his hole!

From the Heart said...

Those are great pictures. "It" looks all cozy and comfy.

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Ah Lea ...how sweet is that ... New life ..and nestled in a hay manger just like our Lord Jesus ...You see the Bull was one of the wisemen Protecting the sweet baby ..and the angels were about...

Now onto those cravings sweetie ...can I Yell HORMONES ..any louder ..!!! LOL !!! Girl I was wanting Pizza a Coke and some chocolate last night ..and I know why ..Hormones ...ROFL !!! However your cravings are a little beyond my desired tastes ...LOL !!!

It's been pouring here and they are calling for 24 more hours of rain ..our lake has crested and is overflowing behind the house ..I've loved every minute of it though ..I do love the rain.

Oh by the way ..the chocolate cake is in the oven ..and since I couldn't get my hands on some pizza today ..I made an open faced Chili Dog ...Oh I am so bad ..

Hugs ..Sister

sara

Tracy said...

Sweet little calf! How fun that must be. Love the pictures (you're quite the brave soul!)

I cannot believe your daffodils! Ours don't usually start pushing through until about mid-late February (and even then, I'm only talking an inch or two)...wow! How exciting!

<3 Tracy

Territory Mom said...

Are you kidding me? Those are the best photos ever!!! I love baby animals.

Denise said...

Very awesome.

Edie said...

Your floating hearts interfere with clicking the comment link. Gotta time it to click in between the hearts. lol.

I love the pictures!! I noticed the momma kept her eye on you the whole time. It's kinda sad that you're taking the dad away. :( I would have a hard time owning animals to make a living cause I wouldn't give them up very easily. I'm sure you don't either. :)

I'm looking forward to hearing about the new bull.

Every time the girls and I drive past property with cows on it, we all point and yell "Cows!" LOL. Goofy but fun. :)

Have a great weekend!

ozjane said...

I want spring to come too.....I looked out at wilting things last night and we should have had a little rain....but they are still wilting.
I did the breast cancer thingy....I used to have a reminder also....somewhere.
We had a baby Asian girl elephant born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia last week and saw a film on it the other night..just magic.
Not that I believe in magic...just the wonder of God's creation and the dedication of the vets and keepers.

Blissitydoodah said...

I LOVE pickled beets!!!
That little calf in his nursery surrounded by loved ones :) soo cute! I think the pictures are really good!