Sometimes we'll get a random snowstorm and it has been rainy this week. But Spring is definitely here. We took a day off and just played in the dirt. I loved watching the little kids. They were completely caked from head to foot without a care in the world. They seem to know that someone is going to clean their clothes and give them baths and feed them and tuck them in a warm soft bed when playtime is all over. How nice to be so carefree.
Last week we went to Aunt Rylee's family farm that sits in a little valley surrounded on one side by a ravine with trees and the other side is green fields covered in dandelions. They raise cattle and they invited us to come witness the branding, castration and debudding routine with the calves. I was a little nervous and I'm glad we missed most of it. We got there at the tail end and the calves didn't seem to know that anything had happened, they just wanted their moms.
The big boys also got the interesting experience of watching them check a mama cow for pregnancy. I certainly felt for her! I think they were a little disturbed, and it led to a great conversation later on!
|Watching the Uterus Check|
|I wasn't sure why he looked so melancholy. When I asked he said, |
"I'm just thinking how much a hot dog sounds good right now!"