Monday, May 22, 2017

Surprise.....another set of Twins



We can go for years and never have a set of 

TWINS...



Yesterday we had our third set of twin calves.

Their mother is a 1st time heifer...

heifers rarely make much milk.....sigh.






We have them sorted off into a smaller pasture

so we can keep an eye on them for a few days

to be sure the heifer is caring for them.






The goats peeked around the corner of the barn

to see what all the commotion was about

while we were sorting off the new twins.


We have 5 heifers left to calve.

Then we can put this calving season to rest.



I captured a video of the heifer 

and her first calf...

we did not realize she had a twin 

until the next morning....ugh.


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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Bottle Babies...



This 2 month old twin calf number 25

is living @ our barn here @ home

and we are feeding him on a bottle...



He is lonely and bawls a lot.

The barn is next to our house, so we can

hear him....LOUD and CLEAR!




We made a trip to the dairy this week

and look what we brought home:


A day old Holstein bull calf...








He has super long legs and looks like a giraffe!







Number 25 likes him...

they sleep together in the barn

and number 25 doesn't bawl anymore.



I captured video of these 2 babies

you can view it below:


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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bull Buying Trip...


7:00 am

We are heading over the pass to Central Oregon



My Batik Hexagon quilt top is 

along for the ride...







We are bull shopping in Madras, Oregon




 The Three Sisters Mountains:


We passed through Sisters, Oregon.

Home of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

The 2nd weekend in July every year!







I am looking forward to 9 hours round trip

of hand piecing hexagons!






My trusty train case has everything I need...






This is something to get excited about!




We are at the auction yard in Madras:


There are bulls everywhere!


















We brought 4 bulls home...





Lots of hexagons were pieced today!

It was a perfect day all the way around.


I captured video of our day...see it below:


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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Twin bull calf....comes home



It has been 2 long months trying to keep

this cow and her twin calves together...



Mama Cow and her Twin Calves







Mama has never cared for her bull calf....

number 25







We have come to the pasture today 

to check up on him...







He is alone, abandoned and hungry.

It is time to bring him home 

and feed him on a bottle.



We are out in the pasture in the video below:


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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Moving Day......Twin Calves



For those of you who have been following

the story of Mama cow and her twins

for the past two months...



Today is moving day...






We will put both calves out to pasture

 with their mama...






We are hoping mama will feed BOTH twins,

up until now she has preferred the heifer calf

and not the bull calf.


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Friday, May 12, 2017

Class Prep.....Funky Flowers



I spent the day away from the farm...



surrounded by lots of color!





The Permission 2 Play instructors are 

preparing for a 

Funky Flowers class...




















 
The AccuQuilt Go is making short order

of all of the flower cutting...






The fabrics were pre-fused before cutting 

the flower shapes...





This will be a no-sew, fused project

that can be completed in our 3 hour class.




Kathi and Nancy are creating class samples...





They will take their projects home and complete
them in time for class next month:












Funky Flowers class sample by Debbie



At the end of the day it was good to get back 

home and spend some time in the pasture 

with the cattle:

Our new calves are 2 to 3 months old now




Shorthorn mother cows with half angus calves...






I hate to play favorites but...

How cute is this little calf?

We call him Blue Boy!


Permission 2 Play
Funky Flowers Class
Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 1:00
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
1243 Main Street
Philomath, OR 97370
541-929-3795



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LuAnn Kessi