Monday, November 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Nanbert!!

This week has been a whirlwind.  On Monday one of my Brown Swiss heifers calved a beautiful heifer calf, and I've been learning how to milk (previously I've only milked goats) and she's learning too.  Actually she seems unconcerned with the process.  She has been a dream.  Stands without being tied and lets me fumble through the milking process without a flinch.  I'm 'sharing' her with her calf, and so far that's going well too.  I am keeping the calf with her at all times without any hold up issues.  

The other heifer is overdue, and looks to be getting close, so hopefully we'll have another calf on the ground by the weekend.

So without further ado, here she is:

Baby Brown Swiss heifer born on the farm Monday morning!!

I linked up with The Homestead Barn Hop.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Where I've been.

This past month has been a blur.  

I've been anxiously awaiting the birth of my heifers' calves (both of them are still heavy with calf, by the way).  This waiting period has entailed numerous trips to the barn each night to check and make sure they aren't in labor and needing my help.  I've not had more than a four hour span of sleep since the beginning of the month (the previous owners were rather vague about the possible calving dates).

My Brown Swiss Heifers
(soon to calve).

Another big event was my daughter's fourth birthday.  Seems like just yesterday I was gargantuanly pregnant and now I'm the mom to the coolest kid imaginable.

Taken with my iPhone--fog on Lake Lemon.
(I wish I would've had my camera).

And now it seems we've transitioned full-on into autumn.  I've got a lot of changes coming all at once.  My Uncles helped me buy a lot of art supplies at an auction that I'm looking forward to breaking into.  I've been researching digital cameras because mine is in need of an upgrade.  And I'm planning my new studio space (it's going to be HUGE, and that's super exciting).

I'll keep you updated.