Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Then, with some mooing, grunting and pushing, 2 little hooves appeared about 7:05 pm.
Then for 25 minutes only the two hooves were seen and sticking out while Jersey Girl pushed and heaved and pushed to no avail. She kept looking at us like, "help me you people as you stand here gawking at me"!!!
So, the Gentle Giant, in his tender way, helped Jersey girl push here heifer calf out. The head was definitely stuck it seemed. I was a nervous wreck as you can hear.
And then at about 7:30 p.m. "she" emerged onto our farm in her warm and wet cocoon onto some fresh straw. All the children were so excited to see this miracle of life transform before their very little eyes! The Great Him exclaims, "THAT'S MY HEIFER"!
The minute Jersey Girl delivered, she quickly pushed us out of the box stall and is a very wonderful and protective mama to her baby.
Yesterday was a perfect day and we all finished with a homemade supper, together in the peace and quiet with an oil lamp and thanked the Lord for a wonderful day. Just 1 day every now and then like this makes this life we live even more worth it! I am so thankful that we can experience life on a farm...
Monday, March 22, 2010
Here is a view of some of the wonderful audience we had! THANK YOU all for coming! We are so blessed to have many new friends here at the farm!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Today after Jim was spooked he took off into a corn field, buggy and all, all 2,500 lbs. of him. He was just scared and we got out quickly while the Gentle Giant calmed him down and righted him out of the field. I took a long walk heading home as he took Jim and the buggy back at the end of the ride, I WAS NOT GETTING BACK in that thing for nothing! An event like this really is/was no big deal at all if you are Amish... It happens so often to them, every day, as I have seen that horses do crazy things and because the Amish were practically born in a buggy it seems to be no big deal to them. Interestingly our children were not scared today at all, only mom :)... The horses particularly act up, especially after church when a horse wants to get back to their own barn. Its a wild time as the men hold the horse back while the family gets in the buggy and then the men let go and the horse just goes STRAIGHT home all on their very own... I had an interesting buggy ride coming home once from church on the hills of Ohio this past spring.
Yes, it is so intriguing to come upon a family traveling in a buggy. It is much different when you are that family and you just hope and pray that car sees you. I was a willing participant in the buggy travel all summer it was just something I did not enjoy :) but I will let you in on part of this ride with this short movie...Whatca think? *** SORRY WILL HAVE TO GO TO A HIGHSPEED PLACE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS AS IT IS TO SLOW***