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Late Breaking News

14 Apr

Maxine has twins!

Maxine and calves

Maxine and calves

Yep.  She’s never had twins before, but she had twins earlier this evening.  Here is Bull #1.

Bull Calf

And this is Bull #2.

Bull Calf

They are both doing well, but they need some help nursing her huge udder.

Gelbvieh cow

At least once they get it figured out (and my brother-in-law milks out a gallon of colostrum to freeze), she’ll have plenty to feed them.

Gelbvieh cow and twin calves

Way to go, Maxine!  In other news, I just found out that Norma Jean calved about three weeks ago.  She had either a bull or a heifer.  At least I do know that everyone is doing well.

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Visiting the Cow Girls

25 Mar

Just before Sallie had her kids, I visited my cow girls, Maxine and Norma Jean.  Although, they are no longer mine.

Norma Jean (back) and Maxine (front)

Norma Jean (back) and Maxine (front)

I sold Norma Jean to my ex-brother-in-law.  Maxine is a bit different.  He gets her, but he can’t sell her.  That way, if she can ever retire without busting through a fence looking for a bull, she can come home.

Red Gelbvieh cow

They are both bred and should have calves next month.

Gelbvieh cow

Of course, I visited right before they were cleaning out the barn and putting down new bedding, so it looks dirty, but it’s hard to keep clean in the spring.  The cows are all looking forward to going out on pasture for the summer.

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She Got What She Wanted

18 Jul

Well, every time I go up the road, I have to look in the neighbor’s pasture and wonder where, oh where, my bovine are.

Cows 125ew

I miss seeing Maxine and Norma Jean and George.  I wonder which ones might be them.

Cows 91ew

I’m guessing they don’t give a passing thought to me.

Cow 92ew

Hey!  That red one looks like it might be Maxine…

Cows 93ew

You see, they got what they wanted.

Bull 98ew

It will probably be late fall before they come home.

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