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5th and final calf 2022

Well. Just 2 days ago I was writing about how it seemed like it took f-o-r-e-v-e-r for Nat’s calf to arrive… But today, I get to write about how we were caught completely off-guard with the arrival of Angel’s calf, lol.😳

Yes, we knew it was within a week of its due date. And, yes, we were hoping it would come early…😆 Yet, for some reason, we went unprepared into the field this morning to bring in our dairy girls.🙄🤦🏻‍♀️

Our normal routine is for Mike to head to the milkhouse first thing to get all our supplies to feed Mary Kate and Jake back by our barn. In that process of driving the 4-wheeler next door, he does a quick visual check from a distance to see if there’s a calf. He did that, and “assumed” there wasn’t one since all the cows were laying down and chillin’. [Never taking into consideration it might be possible Angel had her calf after we last checked her yesterday afternoon, so they had all evening/night/early morning to bond, eat, and rest together…😬]

So we did our normal chores at our place, fed Dude in the white barn, and then began our walk to the field to get the milking mamas. We were in a good routine and making good time. AND THEN. As I got closer to where Nat and Angel were, I saw an extra mini-cow laying next to Angel.😲 And of course, we never even thought about grabbing a halter before we headed out.🙈 What are we, rookies??!!🫣 Pretty sure 16 milking seasons disqualifies us from that category, lol, so…👵🏼👴🏼😂

It all happened so fast that Nat was already up before I could even get a picture snapped.📷

No time to go back for a halter now, so Mike & I made the decision to keep walking the crew down to the barn…👍🏼

The good news about it having been born yesterday, is everybody already knew it was there, so the only chaos was between Nat and Angel. Nat is only 2 days out from having her own calf, so this new addition understandably stirred up her mama instincts.😉

It’s a boy! Meet “Colorado.” (Think John Wayne movie: Rio Bravo🤠📽) This is Angel’s first calf for us. [Click here to read about when Angel was born.] We chose to use an Angus bull for Angel because they are known for calving ease…smaller head and body. We figured its coloring would look cool with its mama being all white, and we weren’t disappointed!🐮

Colorado was FULL of energy! He ping ponged between Nat and Angel all the way to the barn.🙂 (You can see Granny and Tilly watching on the other side of the fence.😆)

It was a relief to have everyone in the barn, and that Colorado followed the group so well.☺️

Mike was able to sneak the halter on Colorado without him really realizing what was happening.👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

We put QueenB in charge of watching over Colorado while we went back in the barn.😻 Angel was a trooper for her first milking and we are SO GRATEFUL!❤️

Colorado is NOT a fan of the halter, lol.😂

Adrenaline was still pumping for all of us after our adventure, but Colorado was at a whole different level.😳 He was not about to let me get a good picture of him for this post.😵‍💫

Made it!👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Dude didn’t know what to make of all this excitement, but he seemed happy to meet his new and smaller neighbor.🐮

Miss Tilly had fun escorting the mamas back to pasture…😂 She is sooooo cute!🥰

Soooo – just because Colorado is laying down and looking all calm and composed… DO NOT BE DECEIVED. He went C-R-A-Z-Y when Mike got in the pen to feed him his bottle. I mean, we’ve had timid calves before, but this guy??!! YIKES.😬😳

Picture those cartoons of bulls-striking-their-front-feet-in-the-dust-before-charging-type-crazy.🫣 I was in shock watching Mike absorb Colorado’s charges!😱 He had an idea that might happen given that Colorado has Angus in him, so he knew that these first feedings should be something for him to oversee. (Thank You, Jesus!✝️🙌🏼) If I wouldn’t have been so terrified that he would jump over the gates or hurt Mike, I may have tried to get a video. I don’t ever want to see that again, so I’m kinda glad I didn’t get one.😉

We are prayerful that Colorado will calm down for us as we earn his trust. It was encouraging to see that by the end of the feeding, Mike could reach over and pet him from outside the fence. Sometimes success comes in baby steps.❤️🙏🏼

Final tally: 3 boys and 2 girls.🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮

Now on to the next adventure…11 more days until Paul and Annie’s wedding!!❤️ We should be able to have these calves next door with the others by the weekend, and then we can finish transforming this barn into a wedding venue…🙏🏼👰‍♀️🤵🏻‍♂️

3rd calf 2022

Even though this morning was chilly and crisp, the sunshine toward mid-day made it a perfect day to welcome Ruby’s calf.❤️ Uno had been early with Mary Kate by 7 days, but Ruby’s been overdue by 4 days, lol.🤷🏻‍♀️

We noticed yesterday that Ruby was looking close, so we brought her into the barnyard thinking she’d have her calf before the end of the day. WRONG.🤦🏻‍♀️ You can see in the next 3 pics that her tail was doing a lot of twitching, she held it out a bit, and she was doing a lot of turning and licking…all signs that a calf should be appearing soon! Granny & Tilly were just on the other side of the fence…😆

Since there was still no calf this morning when we came over to milk, Mike opened the gate so Ruby could be with Granny & Tilly. He thought maybe she wanted to be able to get out further and be a little more secluded. Ruby went directly to the low area that makes it hard to see her.🙄 And Tilly was SO INTRIGUED!!😂

I had to run to Carrollton for a bit, and on my way back, Mike txted that he thought Ruby was finally getting ready to have her calf! I pulled in by the oil well road and walked toward the middle of Eisengard on the outside of the fence. Tilly spotted me and came to greet me. Then she led me toward Ruby, lol.🥰

I had to really zoom in to see Ruby’s calf…🧐

…but Mike headed out from the barn and was inside the fence for a much better view. He was kind enough to take a pic for me before he checked to see if it was a boy or a girl.👍🏼

It’s a boy!!👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Meet Jake! (Think John Wayne movie – Big Jake.🤠) This is Ruby’s 4th calf for us. <Click here to read about when Ruby was born.> <And click here to read about her calf from last year.> We bred Ruby to a Hereford bull in hopes that she’d have a boy, so we were super excited that this was the case!✝️🙌🏼

Next you’ll see Granny and Tilly practicing their sleuth-like skills as they nudge closer and closer to the action, lol.🤣

We decided to give Ruby some time to get Jake all cleaned up and fed, so Mike and I headed home for coffee break.☕️😍 Then we came back over to make sure everybody was doing ok. Tilly was EXHAUSTED!!😆😴

Jake got right up and was a good sport about his photoshoot.📷

Here he is questioning Granny’s curiosity…🙃

And feeling comforted with his mama’s protection…🙂

Notice Tilly trying to sneak in from behind for an extra meal…🤫🥛

But her mama set her straight, and I think Jake was relieved, lol.👍🏼

We decided to leave Ruby and Jake together for tonight. We’ll separate them tomorrow morning before milking.👍🏼

When I came back over to feed Mary Kate her afternoon feeding, Granny & Ruby had both their babies with them by the water tank. It was another good time to snap a couple more pictures.😏

What a full day! Thank You, Lord, for another calf on the ground.✝️🙌🏼

New tally is 2 girls, and 1 boy. Lord willing, 2 more to go!🙏🏼

Robin rescue, cows on pasture, and a rock wall

What a fun week! Figured it would be a good time to post some updates before the last 4 calves arrive.🐮🐮🐮🐮

I got to help Mike rescue a robin earlier this week!😮 I know – shocking, coming from this scaredy-cat farmerchick, lol.🙈 [Click here to read about Mike’s hawk rescue back in 2011.]

So I had been hearing commotion in the bushes in front of our house, but just assumed it was normal nest-building sounds…😳

As I folded my 3rd load of laundry and STILL heard a ruckus, I decided to stand on the couch and look out the window… A robin had some string caught around its foot and a branch. Ugh.😨🤨

Here it is hanging upside down on the branch…🤦🏻‍♀️

I called Mike and he came home from down the road to get it out. He cut the branch, but couldn’t untie the string while holding it…which meant I’d have to assist…😬😳

The string was SO tight, that I actually had to use my sewing seam ripper to strategically snip it off in sections…🥴🧐

Thank You, Lord, for a tendered-hearted, fearless, farmer-husband who knows how to gently encourage his wife who’s terrified of flapping wings to disengage knotted strings without cutting the bird’s tiny leg…😅✝️🙌🏼

The robin flew away just fine once Mike released it.💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻

This morning was our window to move the dairy girls out of Mordor and into Rohan. They couldn’t have cooperated any better!👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

They saw us coming and were waiting at the gate.👍🏼

We wanted the 4 dairy mamas and the 2 heifers that we’ll be breeding in July to be in this group. I had to go in and encourage Ruby to hurry up and join the group.🙄

The beef herd will have to wait until tomorrow or Monday before getting out to grazing. They’ll enjoy that for sure, and we definitely appreciated that they didn’t cause any drama during today’s move for the dairy group.❤️🙌🏼

Here are the dairy girls walking to their pasture.🌾

You may notice a new structure up ahead… It’s from the boys’ old treehouse. The tree was taken down this spring, so we decided to use the steps as a way to go over the fence where there’s no close gate. (An idea we’ve talked about implementing for YEARS!) This will be a wonderful addition… A shortcut/timesaver, a fun place for watching sunsets, aaaand a good lookout to spot those pesky groundhogs, lol…🔫😉

Made it!👍🏼

If you zoom in on this next one, you can faintly see Granny & Tilly down in Eisengard. We’re going to keep them separate from this group of 6 for now. Putting all 8 of them together would most likely include a lot of pushing and shoving as they re-introduce themselves to Granny…and who knows what they’d think of Tilly, lol.😬 We don’t want to chance any of them going through the single wired fence around that area in Rohan. So for now, they can all see one another, but they’re in separate areas.👍🏼

And lastly – Mike had some helpers today to build a sandstone wall by the silo. Preparing for a small wedding here next month for Paul and Annie.😍🤵🏻‍♂️👰‍♀️

Stay tuned – calves should be arriving soon!🙏🏼

An early first calf 2022

In typical Roberts’ fashion – here it is – a blustery, cold, February evening – and we’re welcoming our first calf of 2022, lol.❄️💨🥶

This is Granny’s first calf for us. We purchased her last summer from friends, and she’d been bred to calve the end of February. Mike noticed she was starting to bag up last week, so he began preparing the runway to bring her down from Mordor and into the barnyard. We wanted to have her closer to the barn so we could keep an eye on her just in case there were issues.🙏🏼

Our window to move her came on the 11th. Mike was able to clear enough snow and break up enough of the ice so that we could walk her down to the barn without issue. Thank You, Jesus!✝️🙌🏼

This was the perfect time to make some upgrades to the milking area… A series of panels and a gate have been added so we can section off the stanchions we don’t normally use. Since our herd is small, this will be helpful to create other options of space, and keep our girls where we want them when they come in for milking. The gate will be WONDERFUL to use for these aging farmers, as before we had to straddle over a waist high board to get into that area.🥴👴🏼👵🏼

We made a section where we’ve been feeding Granny her hay and she can bed down if she wants. She can also go out into the barnyard, too.👍🏼

Mike went over this evening to check on her, and there she was with her new calf! A girl!!💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻

We were trying to think of names that would go with “cold.” Paul suggested “Tilly” (think Tillamook Ice Cream😂) and we loved the idea – WELCOME, TILLY!!❤️❄️🐮

Granny had a good start on cleaning her up, and Mike thought it looked like Tilly had started to eat. So he closed them up in the barn for tonight and we’ll check on them in the morning. Our plan is to let Granny take care of her for now so that we don’t have to start daily milking yet. Our other mamas aren’t due until the end of April… We’ll watch and see what the Lord’s plan is for us.🙏🏼

Lord, we thank You and praise You for this new addition to our farm. What a fun way to add some warmth to this cold season! We thank You for the gift of being able to work alongside one another and enjoy the growth and harvest that comes from this farm. It isn’t always easy, and we are in awe of how You teach us through this process. We cling to You for guidance as we navigate this next season. Grant us the Wisdom we need to make the necessary decisions moving forward. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen✝️

Ruby, Uno, Nat, and Angel are the mamas due to calve starting the end of April. If you click on their names, you can read about their calves from last year. (Except Angel’s will take you to when she was born – Lord willing, 2022 will be her first calf for us.😉🙏🏼)

25 years ago today…

…Mike & I stood in a church and pledged our love to one another even though we had no idea what that meant. The Lord allowed us to begin life as husband and wife, and add two sons just a few years later. For the first thirteen years, we tried to live life in our own strength, but in His mercy and grace, the Lord removed the veil from our eyes so we could see ourselves for who we truly were – two sinners in desperate need of a Savior. He rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son whom He loves – Jesus Christ, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. He qualified us to join in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of Light. And we will forever be grateful.✝️❤️

Our journey has not been smooth, but it has been sure. Each detail along the way has had a purpose. And each purpose has been for God’s glory and our good. Watching how the Lord has used life’s events to also draw our sons to Himself has been another gift that we will forever be grateful for.✝️❤️

And now, just two Sundays ago, we watched our son become a husband to Jennah, and we have gained a daughter. It was a beautiful, God-honoring day, and our hearts are full. Thank You, Jesus.🙏🏼

Just a few pictures that got captured on phones…💕

A surprise dance for our 25th anniversary…

10-25-21 UPDATE: And here are a few more pics from their photographer that we can add to this post.❤️

5th and final calf 2021

We wondered if Sarge might have her calf this morning… She’s been looking “close” for a couple days now. Her due date wasn’t until 6-5…

We had friends over for a cookout today, and when we went on a walk, I noticed Sarge was off by herself and was leaking milk. Sure enough – a couple hours later, Mike’s mom went on a walk, and there was her calf!🇺🇸🐮

Notice that Gluey never misses a photobomb opportunity, lol.🙄
Poor Sarge. She had Gluey and Nat being pretty nosey with her baby.🤦🏻‍♀️

This is Sarge’s 6th calf for us. <Click here to read about when Sarge was born.> How fitting that Sarge had her calf on Memorial Day!🇺🇸 And <click here to read about the calf she had last year.>

Mike & I went down to get the halter and open up the fences for the walk to the barn.🐮

It was fun to have so many spectators here for this big day!🐮
It’s a girl!!💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻

We decided to end our calving season the way we started it – by naming her after a special friend. Our first calf this year was named after our friend Gary, and today we named our calf after our friend Tara.☺️ Tara and her family were our spectators today. Her daughter, Jennah, will be marrying Michael this fall.❤️

Sarge was AI’d to “Bender,” a milking shorthorn. What a blessing that the two cows we purposely bred to a dairy bull both had heifers for us! Another gift from the Lord.✝️ (We weren’t able to find a picture of Bender to include in this post.) Time will tell if Mattie and Tara will be future dairy girls for us.🙏🏼

Here is Sarge encouraging Tara to follow her…
But it was a long walk for a tiny girl, so Mike carried her for a bit.😉
Poor Mike had these hovering mamas all over him, lol!😂
Jennah took this cute pic with Nat (Tara’s big sister) bawling in the background, LOL.😆
Michael carried Tara the rest of the way to the barn to give his dad a break.👴🏼
Mike milked Sarge just enough to make a bottle for Tara.🍼
And Tara did a great job of guzzling down her first bottle.👍🏼
And here is Tara petting Tara.☺️

What a blessing today was! A delightful time of food and fellowship with special family, and the ending of our calving season with another healthy miracle. Our hearts are overflowing with thanksgiving, and we move forward seeking Wisdom from our heavenly Father as we all transition into new seasons.✝️😇🙏🏼

Final tally 2021: 3 boys and 2 girls.🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮

Here is our future new daughter, Jennah, with Michael.❤️❤️

Father, thank you for all the men and women who sacrificed their lives to protect our freedoms.🇺🇸✝️🙏🏼

4th calf 2021

Saw some extra activity with our dairy girls this morning… Figured Gluey may have had her calf, and we were right! Hooray – calf #4 came unassisted on a beautiful morning. Thank You, Lord…😇

It’s a good thing we disconnected the wire before we headed up!

This is Gluey’s 11th calf for us. <Click here to read about her calf from last year.>

It’s a boy!🎉 Keeping with our John Wayne/True Grit theme, his name is La Boeuf…(pronounced La-Beef, lol😂)

Gluey was bred to “Gauge” – a beef shorthorn. (Gary and Rooster have the same dad.)

Gluey did a great job of cleaning him up, and it was a perfect morning to welcome a new calf.🐮
La Boeuf did a great job and walked all the way down to the barn.👍🏼
All that adventure made for a hungry calf this afternoon.🥛😍

Only one more calf to go…

Current tally is 3 boys and 1 girl.❤️❤️❤️❤️

3rd calf 2021

This post will begin where the last one ended…

Ruby was in the process of having her calf when we were wrapping everything up from this morning’s milking.🐮

Since she had the barnyard to herself, Mike & I decided to leave her alone while we went home to have breakfast. After we were done, Mike went back to check things out.

Praise the Lord! Another calf healthy calf born without our help.❤️

It’s a boy!🐮 We are sticking with our John Wayne/True Grit theme like we did with Mattie, so this guy has been named Rooster.🤠😂

This is Ruby’s 3rd calf for us. <Click here to read about her calf last year.> <And click here to read about when Ruby was born.>

Ruby was AI’d to a beef shorthorn bull named Gauge. (So Gary and Rooster have the same sire.) Here is a picture we found online of him:

We let Ruby & Rooster bond for awhile, and Mike went and got a few more pictures after coffee break.☕️

Normally we give the calves their afternoon feeding between 3-4, so we thought that would be a good time to bring Rooster into the barn and milk his mama. We only needed enough for a bottle in case he hadn’t eaten from her in the field.

Rooster is another B-I-G calf. He might even be bigger than Gary!😮 Rooster was pretty tuckered out from his entrance into the world today, and he showed no interest in getting up, let alone walking, lol. So it was an easy decision to bring the 4wheeler over to drive him to the barn.

Uno & Nat admiring Rooster from their side of the fence while Mike prepares to pick up this 100# calf…😬💪🏼

Rooster was not as easy to carry as Mattie was just a few hours before…🥴 Thankfully Mike only had to get him on and off the 4wheeler, and then into his pen.👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

We noticed one of Ruby’s quarters was pretty empty, so we’re pretty sure Rooster ate while he was with her. He did drink some of his bottle, but really just wanted to lie down and rest. He’d had a pretty big day, lol.☺️

And Mike & I feel like we’ve had a big day, too, lol!👴🏼👵🏼

Thank You, Lord, for these first three calves. They are each unique and special, and we’ll do the best we can to care for them while we are caretakers of them. We are so grateful we still have this opportunity to be farming here. Continue to equip and grow us with each step of this journey. We are excited to see what You will teach us each and every day. Amen.✝️

New tally is 2 boys, 1 girl. Lord willing, the final two are due around May 25th and June 5th.🙏🏼

Meet Mattie – 2nd calf 2021

With the body language Mike & I observed in Uno and Ruby on Tuesday afternoon, we expected to see their calves arrive Wednesday morning…🤔

BUT…we were wrong, lol (silly farmers🙄). Uno’s didn’t make its appearance until this morning. And you’ll see by the end of this post that Ruby had hers several hours after that. Both of these calves were born on their due date.👍🏼

This is the view we were greeted with when we came over to milk Nat this morning.🐮

Uno is the black & white one in the middle. If you zoom in, you can make out the calf standing next to her.❤️
Sarge, Nat, & Ruby were all very interested in the calf, too…
This one was A LOT tinier than Gary was!
Mike had no problem getting the halter on. It’s a girl!❤️

This is Uno’s 6th calf for us. <Click here to read about her calf from last year.> <Click here to read about when Uno was born.>

We had Uno AI’d with semen from Comanche, a milking shorthorn, so we were pleased that we got a girl. Lord willing, she will be a future milk cow for us.✝️🙏🏼

Here is a picture of Comanche that we found online. How fun to see that Mattie has some of her dad’s markings!👍🏼

Mike wanted to name her Mattie. (Think: John Wayne movie – True Grit.🤠) I think that’s the perfect name for her!😍

Mattie likes the camera, lol…🥰

No one really seemed too interested in walking this morning, so Mike ended up just carrying Mattie to the barn.🥰

Thankfully, she wasn’t the 100 pounds that Gary was on Monday. Mike thinks Mattie is maybe 50-60 pounds…

Now Gary has some company in the barn.☺️

Mattie took her first bottle just fine.👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
(And Gary has advanced nicely into drinking from his big-boy bucket, lol…😂)
LOVE seeing all the pretty white markings on Mattie…😄
She is super sweet…💕
AND – apparently, she loves to pose for me, too…📸

When we finished clean up from milking, we noticed Ruby was getting ready to have her calf. Mike moved the other mamas to the back part of Eisengard so Ruby could have some peace, lol. Lord willing, I’ll have a post up about her calf by this evening.

Tally after Mattie was 1 boy, 1 girl.🐮🐮

More details coming soon about calf #3…🙏🏼

Out to pasture and 1st calf 2021

Here we are again. Another year of grazing, and another year of babies.❤️

2021 marks our 15th year of calving! We had a longer break from milking this year since we purposely waited to breed our mamas a month later than what we’ve done in the past. We thought this would maybe decrease some of the mud issues we’ve faced in past Marches, and also give the grasses an extra month to grow so our mamas’ feed would be more lush after calving. As it turned out, this season has not been a wet one, lol.🤷🏻‍♀️ But that’s ok – we were happy to have this longer break to prepare us for whatever is to come for 2021.🙏🏼

Last week we finished up getting all our groups of cows out from their winter area and out grazing in the pastures. It is always such a delight to see everything turn green and flowers pop out in the Spring!🌷

The yearlings were the first to move. Here they are on the 13th.☀️

Here are the dairy girls in route to their paddock in the Shire on the 19th.🌤

We’re expecting 5 calves this season. 3 of them are due on April 30th. One is Ruby…
Another one is Uno…
And lastly, we have Nat as the 3rd one due on the 30th. HOWEVER, you’ll see as this post continues that she actually had her calf this afternoon.🐮
Gluey is due 5-25.
And Sarge is the last one due on 6-5.

And then the last group to move on the 19th was our beef herd.

So that’s all our grazers, and now it’s time for babies!!💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻

Today, Mike left the farm for a bit to help a friend. He gave me a head’s up that he was pretty sure it looked like Nat was prepping to have her calf soon. It was nice the girls were in the Shire by our house. I checked on them every hour or so. It wasn’t long and I saw an extra face in the grass…😍

I zoomed in from our yard and txted Mike to let him know he was right.😆
I got a little closer, and could see all was well.
It was good to see Nat got her calf up, but I never saw it eating…
But she did introduce it to the water trough, lol…🤦🏻‍♀️

Once Mike returned, we got the fences ready and started the routine of bringing the calf and mama to the milking barn.

Nat was where she was supposed to be, and her calf was on the other side of the fence…
The calf stayed laying down until Mike got the halter on.👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
It’s a boy!!❤️

We decided to name him Gary, in honor of one of our friends who is recovering from a very serious surgery. Lord willing, he’ll be well enough to come out and visit his namesake before the summer is over.🙏🏼

Next step was to get Gary back on the same side of the fence as his mama, in hopes they would both walk to the barn together…
…but it didn’t work…Nat just wasn’t interested in coming over & Gary didn’t want to walk to her…😬
Do you hear crickets??😂

Plan B involved calling Michael. He was home from work, so Mike asked if he wouldn’t mind bringing the 4wheeler over, lifting Gary up onto it, and then helping to drive Gary to the barn. We’re grateful he was willing to help, and Mike was especially happy he didn’t need to carry this calf!😬

I wasn’t going to put this picture in, but zoom in on Gluey in the background, lololol…😂🤦🏻‍♀️
His mama, Nat, is in the background…just wants to eat. This is pretty typical of her. She’s had 3 calves for us so far. Nat was bred to “Gauge” – a beef shorthorn. Last year we decided to not use our own bull anymore, so all 5 of our dairy girls were AI’d.
Here is a picture we found online of Gauge.

<Click here to read about Nat’s calf from last year.>

<And here if you’d like to read about when Nat was born.>

Michael drove while Mike jogged behind. All I had to do was run the gate and take pictures, lol.🙃
Mission successful!👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Then Mike & I went back to bring Nat over for a milking. We figured she’d be at the back of the pack so everyone would make the trek, and we were right, lol.😏

I love these walks with our girls…❤️ So excited to have begun another milkng season. Thank You, Lord, for this gift!✝️
Once we got Nat in the barn, we walked the other 4 back to the pasture. We got enough milk to feed Gary, and he was happy to eat.😋
The sweet sound of a successful feeding…✝️❤️

Now that the dust has been blown off the blog, I look forward to writing more updates as babies arrive.☺️

Wow, Lord. What a perfect day to bring our first calf of 2021. Thank You for giving us this opportunity to be here and capture pictures of life on this farm. Continue to prepare us for what is to come, and may we never cease to be amazed at how You orchestrate every detail, always.✝️❤️🙏🏼

Current tally: 1 boy. Lord willing, 4 more calves to go!