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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


My goodness I'm tired. I just finished 5 batches of pesto pre mix for the freezer and my legs feel like they recessed half way up into my body and I'm about a foot shorter.

My day started out as usual, my morning trek to the barn, a new born calf was found in the field, born 2 weeks early but on the good side, it's a heifer calf. I wish those cows would smarten up and stick to their due dates.... The two calves who drank from the pail by themselves yesterday  have reverted to needing my fingers to be placed in their mouth before they will suck the milk from the pail, nothing unusual.  They all grow out of it eventually. They are hungrier in the morning and usually are more eager to drink by themselves.

Before lunch I went to pick some green beans in the garden and I saw two baby mourning doves sunning themselves by my Jalapeno pepper plants in the vegetable garden.  They got frightened and went and hid under a nearby tomato plant. I rushed in to get my camera to take a photo. I'm glad that I had recharged my batteries the night before. When I returned with my camera and reset the date they had returned under the Jalapeno plants to sun themselves.  We have a lot of mourning doves around here but I had never seen a pair of baby mourning doves until today. I was so excited that I could get some photos of them. I wish I had a stronger lens on my camera to take better photos.

Here are a few photos from doves to basil.  JB