Good Morning from the Knolltop. Yes it was warmer yesterday and promises to be warm today. I can't wait until I can peel a layer of barn clothes off for the year!
Here's another photo of the two best FFA members in the world with their proud mama! I'm not biased either! :) The strange this is they actually smiled and it was very early that morning.
We've had another heifer explosion...well, kind of. Last month we had several heifers born, the only problem was they were at the end of the time frame for the Winter Calf class so they would be the youngest in their class and probably the smallest. BUT....on Sunday morning, a week into March...the beginning of the next class of calves, Bobby spotted one of our show cows out in the pasture looking a little strange and asked me to go check on her while he cleaned the gutters.
I walked out and found a cute little white calf laying in the pole barn....and when I checked it was a heifer! So, because the cow was one of Sarah's 4-H projects, she will get the calf as her new project. I called her on my cell phone and told her the good news and that she must come up with a name for her new project. Brandy was the name she settled on.
That evening when we went to the barn another arrival was spotted. Another heifer, Lexi, and she is out of a very deep pedigreed dam who goes back to Solid Gold Mountain LaLa for anyone who really knows anything about Holstein pedigrees and better yet...who cares about them. Of course you know who cares the most around here! Then again, last evening, we had another heifer born...we haven't decided on her name just yet....it has to begin with "R" if anyone would like to suggest a name. Yes, we could be like other bloggers and come up with a contest, name that calf contest. FYI - she has a backwards seven on her forehead.
Last evening we went to JW's winter sports banquet, which really isn't a banquet at all, it's cake and beverages....and that cake was good. Everyone received their certificates and special awards and besides having the most fouls on the season, JW also received the Coaches Award, chosen by the coach, obviously, awarded to the kid who worked hard all season and had a good attitude and just a great individual to have on the team. He was very surprised and of course, pleased and so were his parents.