Sunny, busy days

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The grass is growing like grass in springtime.  The cows are super fat and happy.  They had a big move today.  It’s a bit tricky to get the herd moving with all the crazy calves.  We moved them across the road today, which usually goes smoothly.  But the calves, oh the calves.  A mom or two would stop in the road to make sure their calf was close by.  Blocking bovine traffic.  They figured it out.  Calves are crazy.  They usually follow their mum or the herd.  But, sometimes, if they get confused, they will run in infinite directions except  directly at you.  We try to shuffle them along with the herd.

After another big move to the yards, the cows went out to Detroit.  Then Hot 100 gave birth to a little, red calf.  Brent knew she was going to go today, so he wanted to get the herd to their new paddock before she gave birth.

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When all was said and done, we went out to check “Hottie” and after a few pushes, out popped the calf.  She started licking it clean and a few other mums came to help out.  It takes a village to lick a calf clean.

The cows like to lick.

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They lick new calves, older calves, each other, salt, Brent.

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The sun has been so welcome here.  The kids have moved their play outside.  Sunbathing, cards, puzzles.  … ink pens.   Lumi and Jiggy found the ink pen.  They thought that was pretty cool.

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Now that Spring has sprung, the clock is ticking.  Any posts that need to be pushed in need to be pushed in now before it’s too dry.  Fence lines need to be cleaned before the blackberries eat them.  Any seeding and soil working needs to get moving.  Eggs are coming in fast, so ice cream needs to be made.

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6 thoughts on “Sunny, busy days

  1. pattisj April 14, 2015 / 4:23 am

    Always lots going on in spring. I know the Golden Retriever’s presence helps. 🙂 Love them! I was unaware cows were such lickers. We visited a local dairy farm a few years ago, and I was wearing a colorful, flowered (hibiscus) shirt, and this big old cow tongue swooped out and had nearly half my shirt in her mouth!

    • Jean Curtis April 14, 2015 / 6:46 am

      ha! funny. I’ve not had that happen! 🙂

  2. janetknight57 April 14, 2015 / 7:33 am

    All looks wonderful and green. We have a dog that loves to lick. Didn’t know that cows like to lick too!

    • Jean Curtis April 14, 2015 / 1:39 pm

      we are loving all the green! and sun. It’s been a very grey year.

  3. Gladys April 14, 2015 / 12:57 pm

    So beautiful! I understand it all, after having been there. You have a good life. Hugs

    • Jean Curtis April 14, 2015 / 1:40 pm

      Yeah, it’s hard to piece everything together. Even for us :). But yes, though tough at times, very, very good.

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