Knolltop Farm Wife

Welcome to my blog! I'm a wife, mother of four and a self-employed freelance writer. I live on a dairy farm with my family and I enjoy sharing our life with family, friends and anyone else who wants to visit the farm. There's no telling what the I will write about from day to day, but hopefully you'll be enriched when you stop by! Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

More heifers.

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.

5 comments:

Sara said...

Congrats on all your heifers! I was wondering just the other day how your heifer count was doing. At least someone is having them... we seem to be running bulls...

And how about Remedy, Rica shay, Riddle, Rocket… ok bad choice! We had this one Holstein years and many moons ago by that name… and she pretty much acted like a Rocket… Trust me you don’t need that!

threecollie said...

Ha, you are so lucky to be getting heifers. We only have one junior heifer so far, although she is a nice one. We have been doing name the calf contests for several years now and actually started in my newspaper column. The response was amazing and we have a lot of fun with it. I will give it a shot...Reba, Rachel, Rita, Ramona....

Anonymous said...

The backwards 7 could actually look like a "Rewind" button on a VCR. You know, the ones that always think it is noon and it blinks to show you.

Anonymous said...

Ofcourse you are not biased about having the two handsomest, nicest boys at the FFA convention--I can vouch for that absolutely!! Because I am their Grandma and I know them very welland I don't have a biased bone in my body!!LOL Also,YEAH for JW for getting the Coach's award. I think that's one of the best awards to getand we can all be very proud of him. Mom

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