Whew, been busy and neglecting this area of our farm. Today Tori(7), Alex(5) and I were feeding the cows and calves. The little heifer calf is a sweety, and so curious! She was licking the girls' hands, arms, pants, anything she could get at, while they fed her and the others. So we got a little halter out, put it on her, I pushed, Tori pulled, and she had her first lesson in a halter. She did great! And we had fun. She is probably pushing 175# now, but super gentle. The afternoon clouded up and got windy. I was sure winter was over when it started raining, but then it turned to sleet and then snow. So much for the mud drying up! Jeff was marking one of the fields down the hill all day, but got home pretty quick once the sleet and wind made their appearance. He is halfway done anyway(and will probably dream tonight about a tractor with an enclosed cab)! The girls went to a movie afternoon with friends at our church, and we had company for dinner. A great end to a perfect day in paradise...
Susie (and sometimes Jeff) Hirsch, parents, vets, small scale ranchers, and regular people, who must have a sense of humor to survive!