Karyn: Question for you: The profile picture of you and Elsa…she is terribly muddy. Do you have a story to go with that? Still miss her….
Oh, Karyn, I miss her too! <sniff> I put that up after she died, kind of my little tribute to her… The photo is from 2008. I’d had her just a year, and that photo was taken by my sister after our big trail drive to our mountain pasture. Elsa had worked her little heart out for me, the last bit through a boggy stretch along the creek. She was exhausted, falling asleep on her feet, and covered in mud. Most of the time, she was a fluffy clean girl, and I knew I had to get a picture of her! I wrote about it here and here.
Shauna: Why do you start (moving cows) before sunrise?
Moving cows in the summer is just like moving people… after the day gets warm, everyone just wants to be in the shade! If you start at daylight, you have more time to get farther before the cows overheat. Plus, on days like today, they’re walking uphill, so getting some good distance before they poop out is beneficial! The other side benefit is that the cow and her calf have just spent the night together, so they’re paired. If you wait until later, the cow has left her calf to go eat and they lose each other. That just creates more problems! A happy cow is one with her calf at her side!
Shauna: Do you want/need egg cartons?
I don’t. Thanks for the offer, though! My eggs just live in a bowl in my fridge…
Shauna: What is up with your bee adventure?
The bee adventure, unless I find their hive, is postponed until next spring.
Marilyn: When do those cute grandsons get their first ride on a horse?
being held by an adult, and then all by themselves?
Marilyn, the three “big” boys have already had their first rides held by an adult. I don’t think Jaxon has been aboard yet, though I could be wrong… In fact, one of the twins just a few weeks ago, flat out bawled when we took him OFF the horse! Hopefully, he keeps that attitude. They aren’t big enough to be by themselves, plus we don’t have a kid proof horse. We’re looking, though, but figure we still have four years to find one! My kids rode about the age of five…
Judy: Wish you would show more wedding pics. and especially you and hubby… we all want to see your outfit or did I miss it somehow?
Judy, nope you haven’t missed a thing! I actually was just looking at some photos, the photographer has them ready as of tonight! I’ll share some, I promise!
Thanks for the questions!
Compare this to the bare ground on June 11’s post here…