Monday, March 8, 2010

Calf #2

They sure do seem to be popping out around here:)

Friday night we brought in the next cow to calve. Normally, we'd leave them out in the field but...Todd was leaving the house at 6:00 Saturday morning to drive to southern ohio for an auction. And I just knew that she would have this calf Saturday sometime.

And let's just say she has had trouble in the past and is not the easiest cow to catch. And I'm not standing out in a muddy field trying to rope a cow who is intent on chasing me out of the field and running me over. There are some things I am just not doing. (For the record, I will and have helped to pull calves when needed - as long as they are caught first). So if I have to call in help I wanted her somewhere that we weren't going to be chasing her all over creation.

Saturday morning was not a good morning. All I had left to do on my sweater was the neckband. You think the kids would stop arguing for 20 minutes so I could do it? Nope. Which left us all out of sorts as I finished that, cleaned the house and kept checking on the cow. Who was for all appearances no where close to calving.

Only to walk out the door at 11 a.m. as we are rushing to get to the final basketball game of the season to hear "the moo."

The one that means get away from my baby.

A quick look at the cow and calf - it was breathing and trying to get up, take the kids to Jessie's basketball game (where they tied 8-8), eat lunch at Wendy's, run home to check on mom and baby, and back to Acres of Fun for a round of laser tag and roller skating, to come home and grab pizza and wait for the kids friends' to arrive to spend the night.

Which we aren't doing for a very long time as all four of them were up pretty much all night long.

But I did get my Short Lucky finished and blocked, and it is drying now. Hopefully tonight it will be dry and I can get some pictures.

Once again, a pretty bad picture that doesn't show the true green of this yarn.......



Michelle said...

You are amazing! You never stop moving. I'm tired just reading that post! ;)

Does the calf have a name or is this a we-won't-be-naming-this-critter type of situation?

country mouse said...

WOW! I don't think I could fit half as much in a day as you are able to! Glad to hear calf and mama are doing well, and congrats on the looks great!

stitchersanon said...

Awwwwwww. Well at least one 'person' had a productive day lol. And the jumper looks great. Very nice

Susan said...

I never thought of calves as a sign of spring..........

You seem to have had a productive weekend.

The sweater is another winner.

audreypawdrey said...

The sweater is beautiful, and I am glad you had a few minutes in that crazy busy day to finish it!

Lib said...

Ya'll sure are busy!
Hope you have a great wk.!

Nancy M. said...

You are always so busy! Such a cute little fellow!