These are a few things that I want to remember because they just made my week. I hope you enjoy. 🙂
The Friday Favored: 4th Edition
1.) Happy National Agriculture Day!
2.) We had twins on Tuesday!
The mama cow delivered them both without incident, but then a hormonal bull calf – not quite of weaning age – decided to try to breed her and ended up pummeling her calves, too.
Pheromones – he couldn’t handle them evidently.
So, my Farmer and one of our very-much-appreciated helpers moved the cow and calves to the barn lot. They’ll have conveniently located food and water and plenty of protection from that bull calf.
Give the mamas what they need, we say! This industry is built on good mamas…isn’t most of life?
We’ll be giving them their space for a few days, since their birth day was so traumatic. I’ll get more close up pictures for you soon.
3.) If you’re gonna be a distractable farmhand, marry a good-looking man and carry your cell phone at all times:
When out checking cattle during spring calving season, it’s often muddy.
When I make it through a good bit of mud, the high accompanied with a successful run causes me to get a little distracted with the cool flippy screen of my snapshot camera and how it let’s me see around the edge of the 4×4 door frame without getting a crick in my neck.
See! I’m not even straining to see behind me and document my mudding
Yeah, I really came through some deep stuff!
(Hey, that’s deep to me! Mudding is not my natural habitat, but I do appreciate its charms.)
If I was facing forward for the next flooded spot this wouldn’t have happened…
I’m sorry, Buddy.
I know, this is like wearing the cone of shame, except this one’s on mama. Yes, yes, I’m calling for a tractor.
<sigh> And he doesn’t even complain about the interruption to his day. Mmmh mmmm.
4.) My FWFF Katie taught me a sweet spot to scratch on the donkeys:
FWFF = farm wife friends forever. Because, yes, we’re just that stuck in middle school…at least we are when it comes to appreciating a friend with matching shoes and a very similar mile. 🙂
The spot is just below the ears. Maybe even a little higher than where my hand is in this photo.
The donkeys love it!
I like being a better ear scratcher!
I made a rare trip to Wal-Mart. It’s just not typically on my way, and I’ve nearly been flattened in the parking lot thrice, so I avoid it. But a friend was going and I was with the friend, so I tried to be brave. Inside, I found an “only at Wal-Mart” cookie mix.
So, if I don’t buy this now, I can’t get it at Publix or Aldi or anywhere else? <<parking lot flashbacks>>
I bought it.
I baked it.
Winter came back this week for a few days, but no matter – there’s just nothing like a little taste of root beer to get you ready for warmer weather.
Hope your week was lovely! Do tell….