Zoooooooom! Where did this week GO!? Don't get me wrong, I'm grateful that the weekend has arrived, but holy smokes... seems like just yesterday we were at the beginning of the week with plenty of time to cross things off the to-do list. BAM! Before you know it, Friday arrives and my to-do list is just as long, if not longer, than it was earlier in the week. Someone needs to put a hold on time so I can catch up!
One of our neighbors stopped by today to let me know that we had two cows out. Lucy and Darcy. Baaaaad, BAD, cows. They were enjoying the grass and clover patches in the front yard. Thankfully, with just a shake of a bucket our cows come running and are easily put back into the pasture. This isn't the first time Lucy and Darcy have been out this week. In fact, it's about the 6th time. We can't find a 'hole' in the fence, so I'm guessing they're jumping. Not good. We don't have time to stand out in the back yard and watch them all day to figure out how they're getting out, either. Baaaaad cows. Anyway, the sun was shining so after I got the fellons back in the pasture I thought I'd snap some photos of the new baby.
We have received MANY emails wanting to know if we've settled on a name for Dust's baby. Yes, we did! In honor of my friend Manetta who celebrates her birthday on Valentine's Day, we've decided to officially name the baby Manetta's Valentine. That will make it easy to remember when she was born! I'm sure she'll have all kinds of nick-names. Troublemaker, PITA, buggarbutt... none of which reflect in any way on Manetta. *grin*
Oh, and Manetta, if you would actually like to have this little one for your very own, you've got first dibs on taking her home... all the way to Oregon! What do you say, Manetta!? She's little ... won't take up much room, and hardly eats a thing! And I'm sure Alan will make you a real good deal!
She was out in the pasture for the first time today and was having fun exploring all kinds of new things. Mostly the trees and bushes. The pasture is such a big place for her, having been kept in the barnyard with her mama for the past week.
We think Albert is happy to have a friend his size. Well, almost his size ... he's actually 3 or 4 times her size, or more, but he's only 2 months older than her. They'll be good playmates.
Well, here's to a wonderful weekend! ENJOY!!