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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.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Today has been a very hot day with 34℃ temperature, that's 93.2 Fahrenheit. It was hot to tag the calves. One by one they had to be taken out of their pens and a halter put on their head which they didn't particularly care for, not that I can blame them,  and walked to an area where they could be tethered to a post so that they stand still to be ear tagged on both ears, government regulations, then they have to be photographed on each side for registrations with Holstein Canada. Then they are returned to their pens which they are happy to return to . I was there to calm them down by talking to them ( in baby talk of course)  hugging them and stroking their neck. Those little things really helps calm them down.

One of my calves has a fever and was given antibiotic. He's the one that was born prematurely a month ago  and was lucky that I was there to get help. He almost drowned in the embryonic liquid.

Two things that made me feel good today, I washed my white kitchen floors and I worked on  binding my rooster rug.

Did I say it was hot... Only a hooker would drape herself in a wool rug in such a heat to sew the binding on. I'm half way done so it won't make it to the finish deadline for the  August 10 minute challenge, but at least it won't be a UFO for very long.  No pictures tough.  JB