Friday, December 5, 2014

Cows

We sold Mack the cow (the day Caitlyn was born) and got two more cows.  One for Caleb and one for Caitlyn.  The idea is that the profit from every calf that each cow has will go to a savings account for the kids.  We asked Caleb what he wanted to name them.  It was like pulling teeth, but he finally said Mary and Joseph.  Since they are both ladies, we asked him if Mary and Martha would be ok.  He was good with it.  Both Mary and Martha were bred, meaning they were expecting calves soon after we got them.  Martha calved first and we were surprised when we discovered she had twins! (It's perfect that Caitlyn's cow had twins because hello, we will have to pay for a wedding someday.)  :)   Thankfully they were both healthy and mama did great.  As sometimes happens when a cow has twins, she only took to one calf, so we got to bottle feed the other one.  Caleb has named this one "boy calf".  We moved him to the barn so we could take better care of him.  The twins look to be two males.


Nick had to go to New Jersey a while back to visit one of our plants up there, so the kids and I were on cow duty.  Mary had her calf while he was gone!  Thankfully everything went smoothly.





We are so very thankful for the opportunity to have cows and to our close friends who make it possible with their resources of land and experience.  This has been such a great outlet for Nick and Caleb has been loving it as well!  And I like it too.  :)  We recently added a little red calf to our "herd" also.  So now we have two mama cows and four calves.  The mamas and two of the calves are out with the rest of our friend's cows and "boy calf" and the red calf are in a separate barn until they are old enough/big enough to sell.







I got to see some stunning sunsets when I was on cow duty while Nick was gone.  So beautiful. 
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands."
Psalm 19:1



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