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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Yesterday morning  started not very well. One of our older very pregnant cow was in the calving pen and it looked like she was ready to give birth but I notice that she hadn't eaten her  grain and she even refused to drink her water. I thought that she was in labor and that once she gave birth she would get interested in eating. Then she laid down and when she tried to get up she was too weak to get up.

My son called the vet and he came and treated her and then tried to pull the dead heifer calf out. It was turned and he worked about two and a half hours to pull the calf out. It was 10:30pm last night when I got home from the barn. It looked like she was getting her strength back but this morning when I walked in the barn, the first thing I saw was the cow on her side and she was dead.

Today I made some lemon meringue pies to cheer me up and the next cheer me up I got was that my daughter send me some photos of my grandson smiling and I thought that I would share them with you.

 Daddy and James
 A little brown cow
 My daughter Jackie visiting James and family.
 So much to look at
 Now here comes a smile
 I just love to have my photo taken
 I love all this flashing going on...
 Ok now, that's enough  smiling for now.
I still look cute even when I'm not smiling...

Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment.  JB


  1. Julia this post went from so sad to adorable in a flash.
    I am so sorry about your cow and calf how horrible that is for you. It has to take a lot out of you to loose one of your cows like this.
    You have to know that since the birth of your grandson I love coming by here and seeing new pictures of him. He is adorable and I don't know if you see it yet but he looks like you. Have you looked at your baby pictures and compared.
    I left you a comment on my site about your comment. I don't usually do that but I felt I needed to because you have no reason to apolize to me about your honesty.
    In all honesty I don't read books like your talking about either. This chapter is nothing like the rest of the book which is odd I guess in that way. But no you did not hurt my feelings and honesty is what I was looking for and I thank you for being honest.
    Love ya

  2. Oh Julia he is so cute and I love it when they are just smiling over everything. My grandbaby is doing that but she has the shy thing going on, She smiles and tuckes her chin into her collar. You could just eat them up.
    so sorry about your cow. My Mom always said that it was part of farm life. But I never deal with it well. (My grand parents has a small farm)
    can't wait to see more pictures of Sweet baby James.

  3. Oh, how James has grown! He is such an expressive little guy. You can just see his lovely personality coming out in each photo. And mom and dad look over the moon with him. What a blessing!
    I'm sorry to hear about the cow. What a tough thing.
    Take care,

  4. James is so darn cute. You can see the twinkle in his eyes and the personality just waiting to burst out. And that cow print sleeper is perfect. He looks like he is thriving.
    Sorry to hear you lost a cow. That is one of the down sides of farm life. I hope James and the lemon pies perked you up.

  5. I could never be a farmers wife. I hate that you all lost a cow and calf. So sad, but lemon pie and baby James has made it a little better.
    James is so cute and happy.I love his little grin in the picture with hummm under it.

  6. So sorry to hear about your cow. I hope each day gets easier for you.
    Love the pic's of James. He is such a sweetie! The pictures came at the right time to cheer you up.

  7. Such a cute baby boy! He would definitely cheer you up and I loved that you soothed your sadness with a lemon pie! If all else fails ~ we eat!! That is a sad story about your cow and calf ~ I'm with Katie ~ I wouldn't be able to do that! Hope today is a good day!

  8. What a sweet baby boy you have! Oh Julia, so sorry about the mama cow and calf. I'm really glad you received such cute photos on this day. I'm thinking of you today....

  9. Oh Julia...so sorry to hear your sad news! How lucky you are to have gotten such wonderful photos to cheer you up! Timing is everything!
    Thinking of you,

  10. Such a great smile and what a pretty baby. I am so sorry about your cow. Nothing as shocking at that. I hope you have a better day today and I think your pies sound lovely.
    Thank you so much for your kindness to me and your always encouraging words. You are a blessing to me.

  11. Thank you all my friends for your kind comments. I'm so glad that you all enjoyed James' smiles. He really brightened my day. I just wish I could hold him right now and feel how warm and precious he is. Blessings on everyone and have a nice spring day. JB

  12. Hi Julia ~ your grandson is adorable. There is nothing like a smile from a baby that lightens up your day.... So sorry about the cow.... But the pictures did indeed come at a great time..

  13. What a sweet baby! And he's grown so fast too. He will always bring sunshine to your life, especially in the not-so-good times. It's hard to lose our 4-legged friends, isn't it? Three years ago today I lost one of my beloved sheep. It was upsetting at the time but at least I have fond memories of him. Wish I could enjoy that pie with you! Yum!

  14. Julia ~
    So sorry to hear about mama and baby :(
    Sweet baby James is cute, cute, cute. Love that "brown cow" picture with the little drip on his chin!
    Sending hugs your way :)

  15. Hi Julia, Oh I am so sorry about your cows. I know it must have been upsetting.What a bad day!
    The baby is so cute!I love the pics he is growing and looks like he has a personality!
    I can hardly wait 2 and a half more months til our little Jack is born.

  16. Good morning honey
    I am on my way to my horrible therapy but before I left I wanted to come by and check on you.
    Once again I treasure your friendship and I do appreciate your honesty actually it really made me realize a lot about how I should do my posting.
    Anyway I am leaving here with a smile from James who looks like you and hug to both of you

  17. Oh Julia, he is so adorable, and getting so big. If that smiling face doesn't cheer you up, nothing in the world could. Take care,

  18. Julia, so sorry about your cow and calf. It is heart breaking...I know...we are going through the same thing here with lambing season...Lost two already and another on the mend..In the barn until late at night, as well...

    James will cheer you up, for sure...what a little darling!!