7th and 8th calf 2016

What a morning! Outside temp was 22Β° –  but it felt like 10Β° because of the wind!β„οΈπŸ’¨πŸ˜ This is the txt I got from Paul & Mike when they went to do a baby check before we milked:

“Not one but 2 babies. Not Kidding.”

Lol. Ugh. So with full Carhartt gear and lots of layers on, we began our journey to bring down TWO MORE GIRLS with their mamas. (For those keeping track, that’s 7 girls and 1 boy!)

We decided to name the girls Tic and Tac (think breath mints).😏

ScotchTape had Tic. {Click here to see her calf from last year.} We decided to leave Tac with her mama, Uno for now, since she was still getting cleaned up and eating. (Uno was our other new heifer to calve this year, and we are so grateful she had no issues and was doing such a great job taking care of Tac!πŸ‘πŸΌ More about them further down in the post.)


Here are the pics from bringing Tic down.


Once we were out of Mordor, we put Tic in the wagon and Paul drove her down with Mike. Even though ScotchTape is a “veteran mama”, she was taking FOREVER to lead Tic down to the barn. We wanted to speed things up a bit because it was: COLD.😁 (Tic is also HUGE, lol, so I was glad Michael helped with lifting her to Mike.πŸ’ͺ🏼)

It took ScotchTape a minute to figure it all out, but she finally did…(brainfreeze)πŸ™„

Since Tape was so lolly-gaggy, there was plenty of time for the driving crew to open the gate to drive down on grass instead of the bumpy runway. (no shocks on trailer=sore human body parts…😏)

There she is:  Tic.❀️

We were going to just have her wait to get her pen until after we moved the other 3 next door, but we changed our minds…

She was a hungry girl!!🍼


After we milked, we moved Natasha, Harriet, and Hope over to our barnyard to join the other 3.
So now we have 5 girls and one boy in Green Dragon.πŸ‘πŸΌ (Girls are already kinda shunning poor Clark, lol…)

Next up? Bringing down Uno and Tac.πŸ€—  

{Click here to read Uno’s post when she was born.}

Even though this was Uno’s first time with a calf, she led Tac down perfectly!πŸ‘πŸΌ   

(Couldn’t resist putting this pic in. Michael was down at the barn first and took this watching us coming down. Blake-the-cat was leading the parade, lol. This 10-year-old barn cat is always cracking us up!πŸ™„πŸ˜)


Tac’s close-up…πŸ˜‰  

And now? Celebration time!! We figured: two calves on one of the coldest mornings, another hassle-free heifer delivery, no time or energy to fix food to eat before afternoon feedings+baseball running…yeah – it’s time to celebrate, lol!πŸŽ‰

So we headed to our friend’s local restaurant for 4 Chopper burgers…mmmmm!πŸ”πŸŸ  

Thank You, Lord, for Today. Grant us what we need to finish up this season. Prepare us for what’s next, and lead us always closer to You… AmenπŸ™πŸΌ

Lord willing, two more to go…

4 thoughts on “7th and 8th calf 2016

  1. Mary Jo Reynolds

    I so love all your dedication to God’s creatures and all the little farm stories. β™₯️

    Sent from my iPhone




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