It’s snowing. Again. In the glow of the outside light snowflakes sparkle like bits of silver. Earlier while doing my barn chores some snow fell on my coat sleeve, great fat blobs of powdery white stuff. I glanced at them. They melted with one warm puff of breath. Another fat snowflake drifted onto my sleeve, […]
Valentine, Jersey/Holstein heifer. She looks like a bison in Wyoming! And she certainly wasn’t pleased with the weather. 🙂
Yesterday I received an unexpected phone call: a farmer wondered if I’d be interested in a 3/4 Jersey heifer calf born Christmas night. I was speechless. Did I? Well, jeepers, how could I say no after driving out to look at this teeny tiny adorable calf! So yup. I packed her in the back of […]
Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove. O no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken. It is the star to every wandering bark, Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken. ~William Shakespeare
This is the month, and this is the happy morn, Wherein the Son of heaven’s eternal King, Of wedded maid, and virgin mother born, Our great redemption from above did bring. ~John Milton
Since October I have been treating my cow for Ketosis – a metabolic sickness caused by too much energy requirements (stress of calving and milk production) and too little energy (food) to meet the demands. Some cows come down with it while others don’t, but it usually happens after calving. Last year I guess I […]
I was looking for something to do the other day so when I found felted Christmas ornaments online I decided to make one. This particular design looked simple and easy. And it was once I got started. The hard part was making the template. Stitching is back-stitch, french knots and loops.