Wednesday, July 4


So it's the 4th of July and I am sure you have a fun-filled day of pooling, lakeing, grilling, drinking, or maybe just chilling in store for you.
I'm pretty excited for ya...for real.
No, I am!

I think after I tell you about my plans, you will be jealous, and that's OK.
I mean, you shouldn't be jealous, but it's understandable.

What am I doing today?

Remember those 14 calves I told you about?
You know, the 14 I have with 5 mommas in the calving barn to save them from the triple digit heat?
Yeah.  They are going into hutches today.
It's only supposed to be 95-ish, which Skip Eddie informed me was a "cool down".
But really there's no more room at the inn and, due to the growing number of babies, there's some baby confusion.

I spent a good party of yesterday readying the gravel pad upon which the hutches will sit...that is, when I wasn't equine-vetting.
Equine. Vetting.

Remember when Gus, Chuck's faithful stead, tried to commit suicide by slitting his heel above his hoof on the barbed wire fence?
He done did it again.

This time he isn't limping, however he cut an E-normous chunk on the side so that it's kinda hangin' on, kinda not.
Time for Dr. Ishouldhavebeenavet to bust out her wrap, topical medication and antibiotics.
Because I need something else to take care of.

I think we need an intervention...Gus somebody has issues.

Today will be filled with blood, sweat and chasing baby calves around.
Just the way I like it.

Oh, but Chuck's manning the grill tonight and I made these bad boys for dessert...

Red white and blue whoopie pies!

Red velvet cakes, with cream cheese buttercream in the center and some blue sanding sugar around the edges.

It is Independence Day after all :).

       " We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

God Bless America.


1 comment:

  1. Awesome as usual. And the pies? That's sounds scary good. Tammys favorite is red velvet so I will have to stop her from licking the screen. Happy 4th!


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