Three nights ago, I was on the way home from the old place and saw this...
I was alone for some reason, no dogs with me.
I have shown you the herd in this pasture many, many times, they are the
angus herd with one black baldie and one white cow, and their calves, that always
stand in the shrinking pond.
This was a BRAND NEW CALF. No cow in sight.
I rolled the window down and called to it, and it mooed to me and came towards the fence. It's navel was still wet, and still, no cow in sight.
I worried for two days.
It had looked over it's shoulder (and I had seen the herd moving over the hill, away from the pond). It was clear by the road.
I could not go by there the next day, because I was so afraid it would be dead. There is a huge bull in with those cows... I was not going to try to find mom.
I steeled myself last night.
Do you see what I see?
Two little bundles of Joy.
And I saw only one tiny baby alone in the grass, no nursemaid around him.
I could not see another baby by a cow as the herd was grazing, but that doesn't mean he wasn't there.
This one got up... I think it's he from the other day.
Of course, I'm worried again.
This beautiful weed is Johnson Grass, the bane of bean and corn fields.
Thank you, Dawn.
This beautiful bird, by consensus (thank you Michelle, Farm Buddy, and Friend Jill) is a Northern Harrier. I honestly was stunned! It was a beautiful bird, and I hope, hope, hope I see it again! I agree with this because here is a picture from the net:
I saw these girls the same night I saw the calf. They were in one of my favorite drives...
Is that neat or what? It makes you want to go down the drive. That's a martin house in the distance.
They were there tonight, too. Number three was across the drive.
Today, I had to attend the county commission meeting again.
Afterwards, I went to a cool new shop in Leavenworth where I have been trying to go for several weeks.
Sunflower Sisters Vintage is in a beautiful old building in Leavenworth. They share it with a
plumbing parts company... and it is full of antiques and hand-crafted items.
Here is a beautiful hand-crafted frame.
Here is a more masculine version.
My purchase consisted of a lovely old low table to use as a plant stand... and two
handcrafted pieces of jewelry.
The jewelry was wrapped and put in an old Simplicity pattern envelope.
I'm going back!
Sunflower Sisters is on Facebook.
Look whom I caught at the old house tonight!
The Bluebirds of Happiness!