When I went out to check the two Angus cows Luna and Leia yesterday morning there was a perfect little calf all curled up in the dry straw. Luna (who has a bigger udder than Aunty Del in full production) is the proud mother. Because Luna is new to the farm I am being very careful not to rile her up. She may become aggressive if I get too close so the photographs today were taken at a distance.
The calf is a heifer and her name will be Lucy. Anna named her. I love Lucy.
Anna’s family is coming down from Chicago today, for my first farm to table lunch of the season, so it will be a social day.
(Anna took next two shots – I love the ones of the cows tails.)
Often one calf birth will bring another on but I am not sure Leia is as close and it is forecast to be 96 today so I am sure there will be a lot of hanging about in the cool barn. I am just as happy if she waits a few more days – the flies are biting!
I hope you have a lovely day.
Sunday 20% Precip. / 0 in
Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High near 95F. Winds light and variable.
Sunday Night 0% Precip. / 0 in
A clear sky. Low 69F. Winds light and variable.
Wow! Congratulations. A beautiful calf.
It is very hot there. When did that happen? I missed reading your blog for a few weeks due to health issues and just a few weeks ago, it was freezing when the piglets were tiny.
Is it your hands still? I hope you are feeling better now
Goodness me..It’s all happening! I agree, love that shot of the tails.
I love it when my helpers get a hold of my camera
lovely looking little calf.. good momma and lovely photos
That tail shot is a Farmy postcard if I ever saw one! Congratulations on little Lucy. Let’s hope she get a little cousin soon.
Oh yes! I must get busy and make more cards- I have been remiss
Lovely calf and a fine name that suits her. Sorry about the biting flies – no fun!
When flies are biting, it means rain is coming… : )
aww – congrats!
Lovely little one! Lucy is a fabulous name. Thank goodness it won’t be 96 here today! But the black flies and mosquitoes are biting, more’s the pity!
Yes – our flies are biting too. Nasty things
How efficient, professional & good of Luna to get on with her important business without disturbing anyone’s sleep. What a pretty little calf & how lucky for Lucy to be born into The Farmy family. Have a lovely Sunday dinner & a fun social time with your visitors.
We had a great lunch- summer is really here when we start our lunches!
Beautiful little Lucy, hope #2 holds off until after lunch today 😊 Laura
He was born before breakfast – more on that tomorrow!
Brilliant news! No doubt those two ladies are experts by now and Leia will take it all in her stride. It’s nice that they have each other for company.
It will be nice to have them grow up together
That would be really sweet!
I love Lucy! too! 🙂 Hot as Hades up here as well.
Hot as Hades – I have not heard that expression in a while.
96????? Wasn’t it just a couple weeks ago that it was FREEZING? Hello craziness! Lucy is beautiful and has one of my favorite names of all time. x
I know – summer is here alright
Another beautiful baby. Congratulations
She is beautiful too – and has a nice full belly last time I checked
Congratulations to the proud mama. Lucy looks like a lovely healthy heifer. Cow tails and peacock tails … SOMEONE is displaying like crazy. Is it mating season for peacocks?
Yes! They are breeding but no sign of nesting yet
I don’t know exactly where you are but looking at Chicago weather, you have a slightly cooler day coming tomorrow and then more normal temps for a few more days. I too hope the other calf waits. Lucy is sweet and I love the name. Anna did a good job naming her. And the photos. I like all of them. It’s my favorite place to visit. Mother Nature likes to show us how she is going to torture us later and then let the warning sink in. Have a wonderfilled lunch with Anna’s family.
We had a lovely lunch – we are 100 miles south of Chicago and 94 again tomorrow
I’m so sorry. I can handle anything but that kind of heat. I melt. 😉 It will cool off for a few days anyway. Five more days.
Congratulations on the new little girl. Yes, we’re hot in the 90’s as well. Was out early watering garden, then did a little planting and was dripping and in before 9am. Sheesh, I am not a heat lover. Keep cool.
The watering is endless in this heat. Hope your garden fares well
It has been cold, windy, and rainy here the past few days and we’ve had the fireplace going. The weather hasn’t deterred the Memorial Day tourists from travelling to Yosemite or Bass Lake for the long weekend. With the price of gas, the jammed highways, etc., we just stay home and relax. I love little Lucy! She looks so gentle, and that whorl on her forehead looks like a halo. Our favorite expression as kids…”Holy Cow!” ..chuckle! Looking forward to meeting and greeting the next little angel!
Fancy you having your fire on! Goodness
Congratulations and Jubilations…what a lovely surprise…all went well
Yes – such a relief when it all goes well
I adore the name Lucy! How are the new cows adjusting to small farm life?
They are nervous again now but will settle down again I hope. Lucy is a dancer too. Quick on her feet
A newbie! Lucy is an excellent name. .
Yes- I like the name too – very sweet
Lovely Lucy. Hope the next birth is just as easy.
Welcome Little Lucy…..and I see on Instagram baby #2 has arrived. Good news and wonderful they both turned up without fuss or bother. Stay cool.
96?!?! That is warmer than Death Valley today!
Been to Instagram also . . . such a lovely model babay – looks like another dainty female ? And you are going to be busy ere your departure rock-climbing 🙂 ! Hope all the guys involved during your absence are goof house-fathers!
I just finished watering everything – and come inside – for once I have turned the air conditioning on.
I’m so happy they delivered be fore you leave. And are healthy. What a relief.
How lovely is that. A very good morning to you all. Except for the biting flies.
Lulu goes moomoo — thanks always for sharing such wonderfulness!
Gorgeous images .. nothing like new life! Love the tail shot Celi 🙂