Darn…I was running out of daylight! I fixed this as best as I could in Elements. I stuck Cindy Sue up on the flat bed, so she was at eye level with me…much easier than crawling on my belly with a Rat Terrier!
Hmmmmm…taking cow portraits first thing in the morning…the girls thought I was nuts This is our pretty red replacement heifer. She was weaned a month ago, and we put her back into the herd with mother yesterday. All is good, they were happy to see each other, but that was it! Weaning was successful!
We really don’t have a name for her yet…but we refer to her as “Early Girl” because we thought she was a month early…our error in the calculation of her mother’s due date…or should I say an error in the cow-culation?
As usual, my day consists of the critters at home (horses, cows, dogs and cats)…Red Dog is the “life of the party” no matter if there’s a party or not…he makes it a party! He always has a smile on his face!
Along with today’s smile is a bunch of slobber on his fur from Rastus as they had just finished playing a rousing game of grab a$$…or whatever you could get a hold of 😉
For the lack of sunshine on Thursday, Friday made up for it…mid 60’s and glorious spring sunshine. There was still a bit of wind that kept the air feeling pretty cool. But on the south and east side of the barns and house it was spring-time warm!
If you listen closely, you’ll hear the lovely sound of the wind chimes in the elm tree.
Below is a self portrait…Cindy Sue and I were enjoying the sunshine as we sat on the bench deciding what chore to do next. There’s lots of yard/garden/barn chores to be done!
Brotherly love…Colt is 8 years old this year (my gosh, where has the time gone!), and his half-brother Pierce (same sire) is now considered a yearling.
As you can see, they’ve been wallering around in the mud and lovin’ every minute of it! There’s still a sheet of ice in the pastures, so they’ve been passing time by playing in the round pen in the afternoons.
They and I will be glad when the ice is gone, and we can get back to normal.