Tag Archives: Maxine

Good-bye to an Old Friend

30 Sep

If you haven’t been hanging around here for years, you probably don’t know that I used to have an ox and his companion cow.  After I lost the steer, Maxine went to live with my ex-brother-in-law and  his herd of cows.

She got to spend her last years happy rather than being the only cow here.

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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.

Sharing with Camera Critters.

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.

Sharing with Good Fences even though there’s not much of the fence visible.