Autumn is hard upon us although it seems more like mid winter especially for those of you in the Northern United States. All the hay is home and in the barn which brings a sigh of relief although we have approximately 100 less rolls than last year. So we will either be selling alot of cows or hauling more hay when we can find it at a reasonable price. Usually those with bountiful hay figure out that they have too much around January and will start selling some off. So we are fine for now. We were getting the equipment ready to start picking corn when we had a few stumbling blocks arise. The first was these two:
The good news is that these two are doing great. They are so much fun. I have become their new mama. They come running as soon as they hear my voice or see me.
Please excuse the no makeup, farm clothes and my pink fuzzy socks! These rascals are rambunctious! The little girl has the red tinted hair on the right. I was so worried the first few days especially because of the Artic blast we had and them being newborns. Their umbilical cords still haven't fell off. I tried to upload a cute video of these two but blogger would not let me. You can view it on face book here.
After losing their mama, we had a young heifer( 2 yrs old) get injured at the hay ring. The vet was here again today and we are pretty sure her leg is broken. We are not giving up on her yet though. We have pain medications and she is eating and drinking well. The vet didn't give us a good outlook for her though.
Then if that wasn't enough, we had this little girls mama prolapse 4 days after she was born:
Usually if a cow is going to prolapse, they will either do so before calving or when they calve. Not 4 days later. So the vet showed up again and we put her back together and sewed her up with a few stitches. She should be fine now. The stitches will have to come out in a couple of weeks. Her daughter is a gorgeous smoky, silver gray!
She is half Black Angus and half Braunvieh.
So that's the farm report this week. Other than I wanted to show yall a picture of Gracie:
Gracie has started following me to the barn from the house, especially when I go out to feed the twins. I think she has her eyes on those bottles!
I also wanted to share about our "I Love Lucy International Bee". We ended up with 10 members instead of 12. These are the beautiful blocks that I received from my Bee mates this past year: (with a couple of my blocks). Each member gets to chose their color and style preference. I requested florals.
I think everyone did a fantastic job! It was so much fun and I am really looking forward to round 2. We decided with the upcoming holidays to take a break and start Round 2 in January 2015. I am hoping that this down time will also give my Carpal tunnel time to get better. I am really concerned because it seems to be getting a little worse instead of better. I think that wrestling with those twin baby calves everyday is keeping it irritated. I have been having to glue bast honeycombs for my blocks for my Etsy shop, Featherweight Quilt Company as I can't hand sew right now. If you are interested in joining our Bee, please let me know. We would like to have at least 2 more , possibly 3 if my hand doesn't get better, members. If you are interested in joining our group, just send me an email and I will tell you more about it. My email is on the right side bar with the little mailbox and I will get back to you asap.
Yall, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It is my favorite time of year. I love to try to give back in some way during this time, so be on the lookout for some upcoming giveaways. I had planned on having a sew along but things around the farm has kept me pretty busy lately. Maybe in the very near future we can get around to that. So in the meantime, I hope that everyone is staying warm and safe and that you are enjoying your Autumn and finding a little time to sew.
Happy Stitching yall! Keep your fingers crossed for me and the little ones and the other two. Hopefully all the problems are done for a while around here!
Thanks for stopping by yall!