Friday, April 16, 2010


Finally, after a two year wait, we've gotten our first bull calf again!

Tuesday night was a zoo. I had to work, Todd had fire practice. When I got home, this cow was in the very early stages of labor. I call Todd, he's inside a house they are burning down for practice. But as soon as he is done with that drill, he will come right home.

He got home about 10:15 and we pulled the calf. Another BIG calf (85 pounder - give or take a few).

Now Jessie is bummed. She had her heart set on showing one of our friend Jason's calves next year. But Todd says this little guy may be too big, so that is what she is hoping for:)
Two more to go.
It's been gorgeous out the last few days. And we've been busy to say the least. Wednesday night the kids had soccer and we went over to a friends' house for their daughters birthday afterwards. Last night Todd worked late and I was mowing the yard. Tonight the kids have a birthday party. Tomorrow is the first soccer game of the year. In between all that, I did manage to wash and dry Punx a couple times. Not as often as I should have will all work out. And I do have to find time to clean my house as both sides of the family are coming over for dinner on Sunday for Tyler's birthday.
So I'm thinking this afternoon I'm going to sneak out of work a few hours early. Just long enough to give my house a quick cleaning. Hopefully it will be warm enough on Sunday we can eat outside and no one will see the inside of my house:)
Have a great day


Lib said...

COngrads on your Big Guy!
Seems this spring we have been super busy also ! But I'd rather be busy than idle!
Have agreat wk.end!Blessins',Lib

inadvertent farmer said...

Its fun to have new little ones around! We will have two new crias later this year! But with llamas you never know when they are in labor...they just come strolling up the pasture with a new baby in tow!

If you decide that you and the kiddos want to join the contest let me know and I'll add you to the blogroll... Kim

Michelle said...

And I thought that I was busy. Yikes!!!

Congrats on your whopping big boy! :)

Gina said...

Congratulations and he is gorgeous

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Nancy M. said...

He's handsome! Congrats on finally getting a bull!

My house is a mess too! As soon as I get one room right, it's trashed while I'm working on the next. It never ends!

sugarcreekfarm said...

Yeah, congrats! We've had 4 calves in the last 4 days. Love this time of year :)

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Paula said...

That is wonderful Kris! It's always such a relief when the little ones come out okay!