Monday, December 22, 2014

Calving Season 2014-2015 has Begun

This is my favorite time of the year.  Seeing life begin anew.  I love to see the baby calves running, playing and enjoying life.  It reminds me to take time and enjoy it myself.  What our lives are so hectic, we need something to remind us to slow down.  When we are doing chores, we are usually hurrying trying to get everything done quickly for one reason or another.  During some of these times, we have to stop and watch as the calves are running and jumping.  We all have smiles on our faces and some of us are even laughing at them.  These creatures of God, bring joy to our lives.  Yes, they sometimes frustrate and anger us.  We stop ourselves and remind ourselves that God has trusted us to take care of these creatures and keep them healthy and safe.  This is no easy task and takes lots of time and energy.  This December has brought us many cloudy, gloomy days and very limited sunshine.  The National Weather Service said,last week, that since December 3 we have had a possibility of 169 hours of sunshine, we have only had nineteen.  Needless to say, we are getting a little grouchy and this calf made a bright spot for us yesterday.  

This calf is a gift from God.  He gave me the skills and will to learn to artificially inseminate our cows.  This is a heifer calf out of a bull, JDB Turn Key, that we owned years ago and have few of his descendants left in the herd.  This line has always been good milkers.  These are just a few of the reasons that she is a Blessing to us.  I am also thankful that I feel like I am giving back to my parents for all that they did for me and continue to do for me.

May you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  PLEASE take time to slow down and truly enjoy your family and all of the beauty around you.  Remember the reason for the season.

Until next time, remember.......Beef, It's What's for Dinner!

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