Now I ask you, who wouldn't want to have neighbors like this? Our son was playing in the back and comes in and says "I think I saw a brand new baby calf! It's really tiny and it's all wet and the mama cow is licking it and I think it's a baby calf! And it's right next to the mama cow that has the big calf! But this is a BRAND NEW baby calf!"
And we looked at him blankly and said, "that's nice, sweetie," and told him to go play. No, we REALLY didn't do that. We quizzed him thoroughly until we were convinced that he didn't know what on earth he was talking about, and then told him to go play. OK, we didn't do that either. Actually, everyone ran as fast as their legs could carry them to the back to see if this wasn't some large wet stray dog......that perhaps the mama cow would be licking.
And this is what we saw...our son was not hallucinating. He did know the difference between a dog and a cow all along. We're proud of you, son.
And this is a little heifer (a.k.a. girl calf) not even an hour old. Is she a cutie or what?
And here's how she looked today (actually yesterday)--one whole day old!
And this is our neighbor's place--the proud family of the new baby calf. They bring this whole homestead thing to 'Martha Stewart' levels. In fact, I think they must far surpass Martha since she doesn't even have a cow.
The above photo's of their garden with teeny-tiny sprouts just coming up. She's planted various beans, peas, garlic, potatoes, carrots, broccoli, chives, raspberries, strawberries, lettuces....and she's not even done yet! There'll be more--much more before she's called it quits.
Not only do they have cows, horses, bunnies, chickens, bees, dogs, guinea pigs, and cats, and a gorgeous garden....she lays out these beautiful flower beds with fountains, urns, and little paths.
And since they didn't really have enough to do, they have now added a green house where they're raising varieties of organic tomatoes and peppers.
Bye Neighbors! It's always a treat and an inspiration...and by the way, how do you keep Princess so pristine white? I'd like to get whatever you use for my lawn furniture!