Monday, July 17, 2017

Farming.....Tractor Work and Bottle Calves

I spent the weekend getting my

Farm Chores done...

No gentle hum of a sewing machine...

Just the ROAR of a tractor!

I am mowing the pastures here @ home...

I am mowing the weeds down before they

can go to seed and spread.

Straight ahead is our little red barn

and beyond that is our house.

We have one of the trailers hooked up,

we are shipping out yearling cattle tomorrow.

The cowboy built this barn in 1989.

Our children spent their childhood 

playing in here.

It has been shelter for our horses over the years.

I have raised hundreds of bottle calves in here.

Now it is home to our two bottles babies...

The cowboy put up electric fence today

and made the bottle calves a little pasture from

a section of our yard, just outside the barn.

They love it!

There was lots of running and bucking!

They especially love their new rubbing tree!

Now that the work is all done,

I am gone sewing today with my local

quilt group @ the Quilt Palace.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


  1. Looks like those boys really like the new digs! They are getting so big! How long do you bottle feed them!

  2. The calves are so sweet!!! And rubbing their head on the tree is just so adorable!! thanks for the share!

  3. Hi Claudia,

    The bottle babies will be weaned in November and join up with the rest of the newly weaned calves from the rest of the herd.


  4. Love seeing your bottle babies enjoying their new digs! They are so do you keep from getting attached to them? I think I would have a hard time with that, even though I know it is necessary!!

  5. LuAnn, I adore the photos of your farm. :) Your barn is gorgeous and how wonderful to have all the fresh air and company of those two bottle babies. So sweet how they love their new, private pasture. :)
    I waved hello at your selfie. :)))
    ~ Christina in FL

  6. Hi Farm Quilter,
    I really have to work hard at not getting too attached to the bottle babies. Once they are weaned in November, they will be put in with the rest of the weaned calves and become part of our herd of yearlings next year. That puts some physical distance between us and gives me time to become unattached. I will help the cowboy feed them all through this coming winter so I will see them every day, but they will be mixed in with the herd and become real cattle as it should be.

    Many thanks for thinking of me and for your very sweet comments,

    LuAnn Kessi

  7. So glad everyone is enjoying the bottle babies. They have become the best part of my day. 30 years ago when I was a young mother of two little boys of my own, I raised 50 bottles calves every year to supplement our farming income and afford me the pleasure of being a stay at home mother. I have not raised calves for many years until we had our orphan twin calf last March. I am enjoying the experience.

    Many thanks for all of your wonderful comments.
    LuAnn in Oregon