Norma Jean is Messy

3 Aug

When I came outside last night Maxine and Norma Jean were in the lane.

It looks like it was supper time.

Norma is getting quite big to be nursing.  This meal went on for quite some time, and I must say that Norma Jean is a messy eater.  All that white stuff on the ground below Norma Jean’s neck is slopped milk.

Then she looked at me like I was interfering with her meal.

Remember she’s an all black calf.

I’m thinking she might seriously need a bath after this meal.

“Are you talking about me?”

I’ve never seen a calf so covered in milk when they nurse.  Usually they just get a cute little milk mustache.

Linking to This and That Thursday, Thursday Favorite ThingsFarm Photo Friday, Friday Photo, and Camera Critters.

52 Responses to “Norma Jean is Messy”

  1. Alica August 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    You’re right…she’s messy! She needs to learn some table manners! 🙂

    • Teresa August 3, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

      You’d think she was born in a barn!

      • Alica August 3, 2012 at 4:04 pm #


  2. Sharon Qualls August 3, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    I think she has my messy eaters all beat! I laughed so hard! Cute though!

    • Teresa August 3, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

      She’s got to have a whole pint smeared on her face. 🙂

  3. Barbara F. August 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    What a great “Got milk?” commercial! Good campaign for raw milk, too 😉 xo

    • Teresa August 3, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

      I thought about putting that on one of the pictures! Her’s isn’t very neat though.

  4. TexWisGirl August 3, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    that is just a mess! wow, she’s grown!

    • Teresa August 3, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

      Maxine is a great mom. Her calves have an incredible rate of gain because of all that milk she makes. Just imagine if Norma Jean actually ate all of it instead of wearing it.

  5. Bev August 3, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    Hee hee hee. Norma Jean is looking a lot more adult in the face now. She made me want a glass of milk!

    • Teresa August 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

      It’s really amazing how quickly they grow up. 🙂 Soon she’ll be leaving the farm.

  6. artmusedog August 3, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    Wonderful photography of handsome animals ~ well done ~~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor) on Blogger

    • Teresa August 3, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

      Thanks. They really are wonderful creatures.

  7. Pat August 3, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    Messy, but so adorable!

    • Teresa August 3, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

      She is pretty cute!

  8. J. Rhoades August 3, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

    I’ve seen a lot of calves nurse but you’re right – I don’t think I’ve ever seen one be so messy!

    • Teresa August 3, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

      I think she really could win gold for messy eater!

  9. Beth - VA August 3, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    too cute!! ha. ha!! (:

    • Teresa August 3, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

      She certainly put a smile on my face when I saw it.

  10. Carla Barilá Karam August 3, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    Teresa…. Oh your cows are beautiful.. I can’t imagine having cows.. I have 3 kids and 4 fur babies… although I would absolutely love a pot belly pig one day- don’t ask me why but I do.. lol! Following!
    Thank you so much for joining us in Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop! With His grace, wishing you peace and many blessings to you and yours… Carla

    • Teresa August 3, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

      Thank you so much. Pigs are one of the few critters I don’t have running around. I do think I’d prefer a pot-bellied pig to any other kind.

  11. Gail August 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    Yikes! She really does get into it, doesn’t she? Can it be cute and gross at the same time? LOL

    • Teresa August 3, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

      It really is cute and gross!

  12. Gattina August 4, 2012 at 2:24 am #

    Lol, how sweet this black face covered with milk ! She really looks almost as big as her mother, and still thinks she is a baby, just like some human baby do !

    • Teresa August 4, 2012 at 8:13 am #

      She’ll get weaned in another month. Until then, I’m sure she’ll be the baby. 🙂

  13. Eileen August 4, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    She is a messy eater, cute shots. I love the last shot. Adorable.

    • Teresa August 4, 2012 at 8:25 am #

      Thanks. She is a pretty cute girl.

  14. spaceandtimecreativity August 4, 2012 at 9:05 am #

    That is a messy eater, great shots. Cheers

    • Teresa August 4, 2012 at 9:09 am #

      She was really into getting every last drop!

  15. Denise August 4, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    These photos are great and adorable! Thanks for the smiles this morning.

    • Teresa August 4, 2012 at 9:09 am #

      My pleasure. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

  16. ladyfi August 4, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    What a cute face!

    • Teresa August 4, 2012 at 10:42 am #

      I just love the fuzzy ears on the cattle. They just look like you should go hug them!

  17. Snap August 4, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    LOL! Too funny! Norma Jean is messy. A bath is definitely in order! What a good mom she has. Happy Critter Day!

    • Teresa August 4, 2012 at 11:02 am #

      Maxine is really an excellent cow. She always raises beautiful calves.

  18. Marigold and the Goatmother August 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    Oy. A goat would never appear in public like that! 🙂 By the way, the soap arrived! Thank you! It is beautiful!

    • Teresa August 4, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

      I hope you enjoy the soap and it helps. 🙂 Thank you.

  19. Rose Cottrill August 4, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    Hahaha she look so cute!

    Pomeranian, your comment is always highly appreciated! Have a great weekend.

    • Teresa August 4, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

      Cute, but sloppy!

  20. Coloring Outside the Lines August 4, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    Messy, messy- she does look all grown up!

    • Teresa August 4, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

      I can’t believe how big she’s getting already.

  21. Hannah Gosselin August 4, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    Teresa!!! I love this entry!!! They are both so wonderful!! Thank you for sharing this! 🙂

    • Teresa August 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

      I do love sharing my life on the farm. Norma Jean is just funny!

      • Hannah Gosselin August 4, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

        What a joy!!! Truly…I wandered around both of your blogs and was totally captured by all of the beauty and life!! So grateful to see through your eyes but for a moment! I just wrote to your challenge!! Congrats!! Your work is so inspiring…I chose the last image featured! Just getting ready to post it to my blog now! Thank you again! 🙂

      • Teresa August 4, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

        I can hardly wait to read it. This has been really fun. 🙂

      • Hannah Gosselin August 4, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

        It’s posted!! Thank you for your awesome enthusiasm, Teresa!!

  22. Jen August 5, 2012 at 7:00 am #

    Shes a cute messy girl 🙂

    • Teresa August 5, 2012 at 8:30 am #

      She really is. I can’t believe how big she’s getting already.

  23. Katherines Corner August 5, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    Got Milk? giggle. Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

    • Teresa August 5, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

      It’s my pleasure! I’m glad you host such a great meme.

  24. Candy C. August 5, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    What a mess she made but she sure looks to be enjoying her meal!! 🙂

    • Teresa August 5, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

      She really knows how to make the most of a meal. 🙂

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