No? Well, read it cuz I did.
Anyway, as it turns out she was a twin. Yep. I saw her twin when I was walking down to my mom's house to tell my brother, Mercy, about the new calves since he would be feeding that evening for me. (His name is not Mercy I just call him that. Maybe I'll explain that later..when I talk about my blind dog or something).
Yeah, so, walking beside the dry cow lot and I saw a white lump in the field...I didn't have to channel Nancy Drew to figure this one out. Sigh...back-of-throat axasperated-noise...Twin...Yay. Ask ANY dairyman what they think of twins and they will all give you the same answer. They don't like 'em.
Lemme break it down for ya:
Boy+Girl= Girl cannot reproduce(called freemartin)...This.Is.My.Luck. Every time. Like having a chocolate cake and not being able to eat it...bad analogy..but what's a female to me if she can't reproduce?
Girl+Girl= MONEY. But this never happens to me.
Before you get all riled up I will grant that some people
Apparently the cow had one calf..the boy..beside the fence, then got thirsty and went to get a drink..after her refreshment she took the notion to lay down right.there and have baby number two..the girl.
Funny how they do that. I once had a cow have 3 calves in a 24-hour period.
Two boys and a girl.
Why does fate tease me so?
I know right? Did it ever occur to me to check and see if there was another in there?
Here are my current cuties:
The girl (I couldn't resist showing you here knock-knees!)
And the two of them...already acting like brother and sister.
I love 'em.
Useful or not I love 'em.
Stubborn as snot..I still love 'em.
I find at least one 4-leaf clover every.day. No joke.
So I didn't luck out on the whole twin thing this time around but maybe I really am lucky!?
I get to do what makes my heart content each and every day..that's pretty lucky.
At least I think it is:)