We all miss him.
Last fall we added some adjoining acreage to the farm and for Christmas John gave me a cow. Well, actually a picture of a cow. He had arranged with friends to get one of their spring calves. You may think this strange, but honestly, to a farm girl, this is about the best gift ever! Our son, Jonathan, worked all summer fixing fence, preparing the pasture. Finally, we were ready and the big day arrived. Needless to say there was a lot of excitement from our neighbor, Roger's cows and some of them quickly gathered on their side of the fence.
Amanda and family arrived with not one but two beautiful calves! A heifer, which Megan quickly named 'Betty Lou Moo Moo', and a steer who, unfortunately Jonathan named (following an old family tradition started by our father) 'Beef'.
|Betty Lou and Beef on their arrival, August 14th|
The calves are doing great! They have a wonderful pasture and beautiful watering trough. Of course there will be more pictures and stories to come. Many, many thanks to Amanda for giving us this wonderful gift in John's memory.
|Beef and Betty Lou Moo Moo near watering trough, September|
Happy Birthday, Honey... and thank you... you would love watching the calves.