Here are a few more bits from around here that made the favorites. Enjoy!
The Friday Favored: 6th edition
1.) Yeah, I read that:
2.) Spring calving season: We’ve had an excellent calving season so far. One mama and calf didn’t take to each other after the baby fell in the branch (steep-sided tributary to the creek that forms the eastern border of our property). It’s a confusing experience for them, and by the time our A#1 farmhand was able to reunite them, it was too late for them to go forward together.
No worries! We have horsey friends that help with our cattle herding needs – they took the calf to their house – with two daughters and mom on bottle duty the little calf will be porky and happy in no time.
And I didn’t have to make a single bottle! Gosh, I love great neighbors. …and happily fed baby bovine!
3.) I got nothin’ like this: Literally, there’s not a Brahma mama anywhere on this place. So, I borrow my Brahma from Happy Hump Day. This week I put my head down on my desk and cried – tears of pain and happiness from belly laughing so hard – when I read this story out of Mississippi. It’s good medicine. Mississippi showmanship story
Diarr…. Oops. Was that tacky or what? Sorry. Buddy and I can be so juvenile when calving season is going smoothly and we’re just roaming the pastures.
In truth, the cows are not sick with the “d” – lush spring grass after a winter of dry hay just takes some adjusting to. All’s well.
6.) Speaking of Buddy:
We’ve decided we really like Ranunculus.
The blooms are large and full, similar to a small rose. The plant itself is an annual I picked up to give a pop of color in my herb pot (where the mint is quarantined). I’m finding it likes heat well enough, doesn’t guzzle water, and enjoys a vase for several days before fading.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Best, Emily Grace
How was your week?