Wow! Things are happening fast around here. We’ve got baby calves “popping” out everywhere. Sometimes 3-4 a day. Whoa Nellie……slow down bovines. I told Earl……I’m not sure I’m ready for this. His response was……Ready or not, here they come. So, here’s to another calving season. Tag along and I’ll show you what we’re doing these days………………134.jpg             Here we have Mama visiting her little one. She had a set of twins…both heifers. That means they’re girls. She’s a busy Mother……constantly licking and talking to them. That’s how they show their love to their calves. Just so you know, their tongues feel like sandpaper. Been there, felt that. 061.jpg      Every morning Boss Man heads to the back pasture to check on the “Mothers in waiting”. He counts the new ones and makes sure they’re vaccinated as soon as possible. Then we start picking them up and putting them away into their own little private condos……that’s what I like to call their hutches. 135.jpg      They like to play “peek-a-boo”. We “prop up” the back side of the hutches with a cinder block to create air flow. It still gets pretty warm during the day so we’ll have to do this until cold weather is here to stay. Brrrr……I’m not ready for that either.058.jpg     Thank goodness Candace is home right now. We call her the assistant manager. She’s the one that helps Earl keep all the records organized, identify all the cows, and bring in newborns. She can get away with things that nobody else can. Is it called “Daddy’s girl”? So, if I want something done…..it’s always a good idea to go through her first. Haha Pretty sneaky! 041.jpg      We’re getting a lot of red and whites this year. Baby calves are a lot like human babies…..they sleep all the time. Then when they’re not sleeping, they’re screaming at us to feed them. So basically, I’m raising my family all over again. Help……I’m too old for this!118.jpg      The boys help out whenever they can. School work, cross country meets, and marching band keeps them running around in circles. Some days they don’t even know where they’re going. They just get on the bus and ride. I’m trying to keep uniforms cleaned and ready to go. Some days I fail at that too….pop them in the dryer to freshen them up. Shhh…..don’t tell anyone. Well, there you have it…..life on the dairy farm. I’m burning the candle at both ends. Are those smiles fake or what?!………………….Carol