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Monday, July 29, 2019

Down on the Farm

Farmer Bruce has some new babies at Foothills Farm. We sure enjoyed watching them in the pasture while we were at Grimmwood.


This little calf loved running down the hill.


This little red one is so cute.... Mama was very protective.



Yes, even cattle gather around the water fountain to chat.:)

Leta found this neat old book for Marvin....


It's first printing was in 1917. We think it might have belonged to our great uncle. It was a very interesting little book and one I am sure we will use as well as Bee Keeping for Dumbies.  Marvin did get a sting this week when he was working in his hives. We think we have more honey to bring home. I am planning to try my hand at rendering the beeswax this week.  Wish me luck!

10 comments:

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Cute cow babies! Hope you are able to render the beeswax this week. Blessings to you.

Phoebes World said...

I cant show these photos to my hubby... he loves cows ..especially calves. We live in a city so we have to get our farm yard fix at the annual county fairs. Last year he was tempted to sneak a gorgeous baby black and white calf home under his jacket...but it couldnt fit!
Just kidding...but hubby did fall in love though
Phoebe x

Sandy said...

Calves are truly adorable. I could never raise them because I would begin to think of them as pets and that is a big no no! I love the book. Right up my alley for sure.

Robin in Virginia said...

Sweet calf pictures taken by Farmer Bruce! They are definitely fun to watch. What an interesting bee book Leta found and gave to Marvin! Hope he has recovered from the sting!

Jan said...

Little calves are so sweet! We live out in the country and there have been a bumper crop of them this year. Not at our place, but at the surrounding places. We just have two steers and they will be in our freezer by the end of the year!

Dianna said...

You will do fine with rendering the beeswax, Arlene. I just know it!

Mari said...

Babies and baby animals are so cute!
I hope the rendering goes well.

Terri D said...

The calves are always so cute! Good luck with the honey and I'm sorry Marvin was stung. Do please keep us posted!

Linda said...

I love your baby calf photos.....and their mommy!
More honey?? WE are thinking we may harvest ours this coming weekend. We need to do that before the broom weed blooms. They say honey made from broom weed blossoms tastes like dirty feet!
Sherry and I have read the Bee Keppers Book for Dummies! That book you found for Marvin is a true treasure!
I would love to use the wax but there is so much I don't know. What an adventure!! We have honey bees in the meter box down here by the camper. AND more honey bees in another meter on the property. Sherry and I are going to try and get them but that will be later.

Carol said...

Beautiful photos of the baby cows! Glad those bees are so productive. And good luck with the rendering (not sure what that is--I need to look it up!)