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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.

Friday, November 26, 2010


Several friends has been asking for a picture of my latest calf. She wasn't cooperative and didn't want to stand up and she kept turning her head to the side but I managed to get a picture so you could see what I mean.  I apologize for the poor quality.

She was born on the 24th and is very big but doesn't want to drink her milk. She is fighting me all the time. This evening I had to enlist the help of my son to force feed her a bottle of milk with medicine so she doesn't get dehydrated. A straight tube is inserted down her throat and the liquid slowly goes into her stomach.   She has a black spot under each eyes just like a football player.  I took many pictures but this was the only one where the head is looking straight but is of poor quality.

This one as the same father but the black is encircling all around the eyes. She just didn't want to cooperate either because she was hungry and was very focused on wanting to be fed. I should have waited until they were fed to take the photos. She has this mean look in her eyes. She kept turning her head back and forth but at least I got two good shots of her black marking around her eyes. She was feeling better today and wanted more milk at breakfast  but I only gave her one bottle and I increased to one and a half bottle this evening and tomorrow she will be pleased to get her two bottles. When the calves sucks on something that is dirty they get sick because they don't have immunity when they are born.  With the proper care they quickly get better. This one only refused to eat yesterday and had scour. Today her scour was gone and she was very hungry.
                                                 I think that she looks cute on both sides. 

This is what I've been up to this afternoon.  Soaking the labels off my wine bottles. Not an easy job. They need soaking and I was trying to speed the process by scoring the labels with a sharp knife before soaking them.  My job is still not done but I'm in no hurry.  

This is one from of my previous batch of wine. See the cuts in the label.  

I'm hoping to have my new batch of wine bottled by next week. Stay safe and cosy everyone. Thanks for your faithfulness in following my blog.  JB