Sunday Morning Cow Church

Sunday morning cow church
Well… where is my birthday baby!?
My Bonnie girl says “when I’m done baking it and not a moment sooner”
…ok, I guess I’ll wait.

15439830_1370682652956371_3734774522369269592_nUdder Devotion…  blacksheep the dairy farmer

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let it snow let it snow let it snow…

BRING IT ON!!!
8 inches of wet sloppy snow so far today… a possible 12 more to come..
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Farm – Cows got milked this morning… relief milker is staying at the farm to cover this pm and tomorrow am milking.. all calves and heifers are securely tucked away in loafing sheds.. cows are safely in barn with plenty of feed..
Home – horses and cows have bales
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young stock/steers are tucked in shed with plenty of bedding/water/hay.. babies locked in hutch with warm water delivered every 3 hours.. “room service”
bacon cheeseburger and fries on deck for dinner – Check!
Popcorn cued for movie – Check!
nothing left to do but watch it snow watch it snow watch it snow – Check!
and nap..
oh so happily home-bound and snowed in..
blacksheep

Sunday morning cow church


“You are my sunshine my only sunshine..”
I named her that because she was nasty bitchy and horrible and I hoped the song would change her attitude… I sing it to her every day and here we are 18 months later and she is looking for me to sing to her this morning..

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“Awwwww..” Cuddly Cow

Super Cute, Smells like milk, soft and cuddly..

Likes to be in my lap.. (and I am hoping she gets over that.. lol)

“awwwwwww”

what a morning it was at work.. lol.. it it could go mildly wrong. .it did.. a half a dozen small things went haywire.. but that heifer stood very nice for milking.. and the baby cuddled and drank her bottle nicely..

I kept having to step back.. apologize to the cows cuz i’m stupid and ..and remember to “just breathe..”

Black Sheep

Brand New #1

“Welcome to the world”

Brand Spankin New.. Teeny Tiny.. itty bitty.. darling..

Baby Ninja cow..

(please pardon the bad quality pics.. The iphone camera SUCKS .. tomorrow I will take my ipod and get some super cute baby pics to make up for it.. )

Brand New baby Ninja cow

I LOVE that I can look into her dark little eyes and know where she will spend her life.. on green pastures.. having babies.. living a good Ninja cow life..

I start bottle feeding her tomorrow morning and get to make friends with her.. without an ounce of heavy in my heart or soul for her future.

Her young mama went into my milking line up this morning.. only her second time in the parlor. and what an interesting experience for both of us for several reasons.

The old farmer.. who is a cranky nasty mean old man.. never a kind word for anyone.. came to help me get the heifer into the parlor and told me to stand back and watch and he became a gentle calm farmer.. who has a way with his cows.. knew what this heifer needed to relax and took the time to talk to me.. even tho he does not like me.. and when it became necessary.. stepped back and let ME.. help HIM hook her up to the milker..

I learned a lot this morning.. I always enjoy my job.. today was .. more..

Life the past few years has.. been.. more than hard.. My life the past few years has been down right Brutal.. but I cowgirl’d up and soldiered on.. and all that shit.. I am grateful for what I have found here and I plan to make the most of it.. not question a second of it.. 

Black Sheep.

 

New life. New blog.. “Ninja cows”

Yup.. new life.. welcome to all the new adventures.

Learning that even at 44 with 3 kids left at home I can have a whole new life.. or maybe I can get on with the one that stopped when I met and married my soon to be ex-husband 18 years ago.
today life lessons.

My horse is even more terrified of cows than she was 9 years ago when we “cured” her of this problem.. I think it has more to do with the fact that we just moved from our home and farm where she lived for the past 12 years than real fear of those Black Angus “Ninja Cows” they are big and dark and scary and she is SURE as hell they are going to eat her.. I guess the plan is to fix up the arena here and ride her there this fall and build trust and work on little things..

….so new life. new blog..and i will begin the new with the same picture I ended the l old one with.. one of the pictures a friend of mine took for me..

“she is my best friend..”

I am Black Sheep.. Welcome to my new life…