The good news is that it DID rain last night --- almost an inch. Enough to perk up the pastures, settle the dust and raise our spirits.
Still waiting on two late heifers to calve. I really think that they will be September calves------ way out of sync with the rest of the herd making for a strange marketing/breeding season. The old cows we bought last winter will start calving again in November..... On our farm, I guess that we will take a good rain or a calf anytime we can get it. Counting all the bottle calves and the ones on cows in the pasture, we have had 21 calves this year. That is a record for us!!
An unpdate on our beloved Holly, the rescue Jersey cow: She went to the county fair!
Her only competition was our dear friend and neighbors 13 year old cow who was not in milk. Two sweet old girls enduring the heat together and sharing a fan. This next picture is not very good because of the showring rail but I was hoping to show you just how much weight she has gained. Many people were concerned that she was too close to calving to be at the fair....... she is not due until December!!! LOL!
Not very good picture but it will give you an idea of how I have spent my spare time this summer.