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I enjoy your blog so much, both your cards and narratives about the farm animals. We are all anxiously waiting for Dixie to give birth.
Every morning I head straight to my computer to check on Dixie's progress.

OMgosh, isn't she beautiful ! Just catching up on your blog...and wow...poor Dixie!

Such great photographs Anna and all the stories... I just love reading about the farm! I'd love to be there!

An Old Farmer's Advice - Couldn't resist sending this to you...

*Your fences need to be horse-high,

pig-tight and bull-strong.

* Keep skunks,bankers and

lawyers at a distance.

* Life is simpler when you plow

around the stump.

* A bumble bee is considerably

faster than a John Deere tractor.

* Words that soak into your ears

are whispered,not yelled.

* Meanness does not happen overnight.

* Forgive your enemies. It messes

up their heads.

* Do not corner something that

you know is meaner than you.

* It don't take a very big person

to carry a grudge.

* You cannot unsay a cruel word.

* Every path has a few puddles.

* When you wallow with pigs,

expect to get dirty.

* The best sermons are lived,

not preached.

* Most of the stuff people worry

about ain't never gonna happen


* Don't judge folks by their relatives.

* Remember that silence is sometimes

the best answer.

* Live a good,honorable life.

Then when you get older and think

back,you'll enjoy it a second time.

* Don't interfere with somethin' that

ain't botherin' you none.

* Timing has a lot to do with the

outcome of a rain dance.

* If you find yourself in a hole,

the first thing to do is stop diggin'.

* Sometimes you get, and sometimes

you get got.

* The biggest troublemaker,you'll

probably ever have to deal with,

watches you from the mirror

every mornin'.

* Always drink upstream from the


* Good judgment comes from

experience and a lotta that

comes from bad judgment.

* Lettin' the cat outta the bag

is a whole lot easier than puttin'

it back in.

* If you get to thinkin' you're a

person of some influence,try

orderin'somebody else's dog around.

* Live simply.

Love generously.

Care deeply.

Speak kindly.

We just finished moving cows today and I thought of you and wished I would have thought to have grabbed my camera. The calves are just so adorable and playful.
Happy Birthday to Alan too!

Thanks for showing us Dixie's good side - I'm sure she is embarrassed with all the backside pictures....:-}

Another great photo...
Dixie LOOKS ready.
I hope you have a thursday Birthday :)

You haven't posted yet today... Does that mean there's a new calf that you're tending to??? I sure hope so, for Dixie's sake!

Girl, You have us in such suspense. I find myself wondering throughout the day if Dixie's delivered. Keep us updated.

Happy Birthday Alan! I think a calf would be great for a birthday present. I think one of those measureing signs like they have at amusement parks to see if you are tall eneough for the ride, would be nice to have in the barn yard to show people that Dexters are a "pint size" breed of cattle. They are just "scale models" of larger breeds. A more economical "compact cow". Have a great day! it's still snowing here in Washington, Bummer!

what a lovely photo of her, Anna, but i may be the only person who thinks she doesn't look ready to deliver.

Happy Birthday to Alan!!!!


That's a beautiful picture of her! I love the dark brown around her eyes and her shiny brown nose. She is one pretty lady! Let's hope Alan gets a nice birthday present from her for all the cow cookies he delivers and all the online attention she receives!

Oh goodness..I think she looks like she's ready to deliver! My thoughts and prayers are with her for a wonderful and quick delivery! Give hugs to her for me.

Hi Anna,

It's so great that these animals have such a wonderful place to live! Out of curiousity, does Alan need to help in the birthing process or does Dixie handle things herself?


All weekend I checked the blog like every couple of hours - a watched pot it right!!! I'm pulling for you Dixie!! You'll get'er done soon enough! :D

Poor moo cow. I think her face says it all...she's ready to get this over with!!!

Dixie is sweet!!! I hope she has her heifer calf soon!!! I just want to say that I think your photography is awesome!!! The color just pops from the photo!!! I love it!!! :D

I remember my own days of 'waiting' till my little ones arrived (they're 6 and 4). I can only imagine how she must feel! Enjoying the baby watch Anna!


What a great birthday gift that will be! But I am thinking with the fronts and rain coming this week she may be waiting until then... I am thinking the same for my donkey! The love giving birth in the rain! I think it is seeing me out there soaked to to bone!
Tell Alan happy birthday from me and all my donkeys!

I'm cracking up at the "Daisy" and "Dixie" mix-ups...OK people, Daisy is a dog! Dixie is a cow! :D
I will be hoping for a delivery on Thursday, as that is my oldest son's birthday, too! He'll be THIRTY (yikes!)... and I hope Alan gets a really great gift from Dixie! :D

Love this photo! She looks like she's on high alert. Thanks for keeping us updated. I'll keep my fingers crossed that Alan gets a heifer calf for his birthday!

i have really grown fond of Daisy! What the heck are cow cookies?? lol!!

Oh my, but Dixie is beautiful, even though she as big as a cow and probably feels like one too! I did when I was THAT pregnant! She has a lot of character in her face, more intelligence than a normal cow. I'm pulling for Thursday and will certainly check in frequently to get the latest poop, er, scoop, er.....update!

She's beautiful! I hope it's Thursday...how fun!

She does have that motherly glow about her. I am sure that you have mentioned this in the past, but what type of cow is Dixie? I am showing my cow ignorance now. It just occurred to me that she looks different than what I am used to seeing. And while I was analyzing the differences, I realized she had horns. And then as I was writing all this down I remembered that you are in Texas and maybe she is a longhorn? Wow, I need Cow 101, don't I?

I think I may have had that same expression on my face towards the end of my second pregnancy. Probably was wishing for cookies, too! My DD and I were hoping for Dixie to deliver on Monday (my birthday) but I guess it would be alright if she waited 'til Alan's birthday-lol!

She looks so good from this angle and in the light!! She is a beauty. TFS.

Poor Dixie!! She is SUCH a beautiful girl! Usually, cows are just cows, but there is something about Dixie....I know her precious baby will be just as beautiful (or handsome!)...xo Jeanne in Idaho

She's so gorgeous! I'm loving the 'Baby' watch!


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