Meet “Washington”! He is our first calf for 2014. His mama is Tangerine, and is dad was Cleatus. It was a joy to see him this morning – healthy and all cleaned up. 🙂
Washington has a big sister named Banana. Click here for an old post that has links to take you back to her birthday in 2012.
He also has a big brother, Sahara, from 2013. Click here for old posts he was featured in. 🙂
Washington must have had a good breakfast, because he walked all the way down to the barn with his mama. His legs weren’t even the least bit wobbly! 🙂
Lord, we are so thankful for a new calving season here on our farm, and we thank You for the gift of Washington today! We lift up the rest of our herd to You. Strengthen us to handle whatever situations come before us. May we remember it is Your plan we want – even when it’s hard. We grieve the loss of Pax from last week, but we thank you for the 7 years she milked and had calves for us. May the blessings around us always be more bold than the dark spots. Because the Truth is: This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalms 118:24 NKJV) Amen
And then, as I’m sitting in my car using the free wifi at the library to upload the pics for this post, I receive a txt from Mike at home:
OreoCookie had her calf this afternoon! Thought I’d include a couple pics of her in this post. More will follow, I’m sure… I LOVE her coloring!! 🙂
Got home and decided we’d bring Cookie & her calf down to the barnyard, leave them together overnight, and milk her tomorrow with Tangerine. Oh, this little heifer calf is ADORABLE! She was a champ just like her half brother earlier today, and walked all the way down to the barn.
Not sure of her name yet… UPDATED 3-22: The Sarver Family has named her Coco! 🙂
Click here to participate in a Barn Hop! 🙂
Well little Washington certainly is a handsome sturdy little fella! Chuckling….little girl…reminds me of cookies-n-cream and looks as sweet! So sorry to hear you loss of Pax. We join you in praise for new life and in agreement that THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HATH MADE, LET US REJOICE IN IT! Not always easy when we hit rough spots He promises to uphold us with righteous right hand and give us strength. (Isaiah 41:10).
Blessings in the Name of the Lord!
Diane and Roger
Thank you for all your encouragement! Blessings to you, both. Sooo looking forward to seeing you on a weekly basis soon! 🙂
Cookies-n-cream! That’s exactly what I said. Congratulations Dawn. Love your posts!
Thanks, Cris! 🙂
Oh-this is way too funny! Our “Oreo” just had her first calf-a little heifer! Ours is red and white! I loved your post-the prayer was awesome and quite a reminder to me to slow down and remember to thank God for all the farm blessings He gives us each day-like the 11 eggs yesterday! Have a Blessed Day!
Hello and thanks so much for your kind words! 🙂 I just went to your blog and read about your Oreo’s birth. 🙂 Congrats! I love it when we get those opportunities to catch a birth on “film” – such a beautiful miracle! Blessings to you… 🙂
Sorry it’s SOO out of date! I have got to find time to do some much needed updates!!
Lol – ummmm – no need for apologies! I know all about how hard it is to juggle farm life, family time, AND blogging. 🙂