Raspy continues to do well although he's a bit small for his age. He's in no rush to grow up but today he marks a milestone in his progress. He drank milk from the pail like the bigger calves for the first time. I thought that it would be difficult to withdraw the bottle and nipple from him after I spoiled him for such a long time but he's such a trouper that he did real well. He was born on August 7th and is two days short of a month old today. There will soon come a day when we will have to sell him and I'm getting a bit attached to him as I've spent a lot of time with him. Normally the buyer only take them when the're 100 pounds or over and most of them weigh around 90 pounds at birth and can gain about 2 pounds a day when they eat well so we don't usually keep them for long.
I'm waiting for another cow to calve on the 7th and only have one vacancy now.
Today was a perfect day. It was easier to breath and my skin wasn't clammy or sweaty and I felt like a new person. I made a large pot of beef vegetable soup as I cleaned my fridge to make room for more fresh vegetables and made a batch of Skor bars and my three teenage grand kids came for a visit on their bikes. They each appreciated a couple of bowls of home made soup before heading back home. They're growing so fast. School starts on Tuesday because Monday is Labor Day.
I always appreciate your visit. JB