One of my morning dairy farm jobs is serving as the taxi driver
to deliver the newborn calves to their private hutch in the
calf raising area. The calf's mother is walked to the
milk barn to join the milking herd and
I become the substitute mother making sure that
each calf is monitored closely and fed milk and grain
One of the best parts of my day is sharing this
job with my sons.
It's been a busy week with one or two calves delivered
every day and baling hay like crazy.
I'm thankful that even in the busyness of farm life,
we always have time for celebration with our family.
We managed to celebrate a special "Going to Kindergarten"
lunch and shopping day with Hattie Claire
shared a picnic supper in the hay field that
ended with watching the Decatur Barbecue fireworks show
from the top of a hay bale.
We couldn't have asked for a better August picnic!