Sunday, September 13, 2009

New arrivals.

We had a nice surprise this morning when we woke up.  Two of our cows had calved overnight.  Yesterday's weather was enough to put anyone in labour.  An out of the blue hot, dusty, windy horrible day.  I'm not looking forward to Summer.  Anyway back to the new babies, this is everyone's favourite, she's just beautiful, silver grey and velvety.  We picked up another two calves later in the morning for me to rear unless that is we can get them on to our new mother cows.  Wouldn't that be easy.  mmmm will see how we go with that.
We need a name for her Keira........ :0)
This afternoon, we coiled the seeping hose in the old tank for our strawberry patch.  It just needs to be covered with black plastic and our strawberries transplanted from the vegie patch.   We turned the hose on for a test, I was surprised how much and how evenly the water seeps out of them.  I'm considering putting more around the garden.  They are supposed to be very good.
The strawberry patch to be.  Its in a nice sunny spot.  Its under a gum tree but the bottom is still in the tank so the tree shouldn't sap too much moisture.  Nothing much else will grow here.


  1. That calf is just the sweetest thing ever . What a beautiful lot of strawberries you are going to get from that big bed , how great .

  2. That little calf is so gorgeous and you must keep us posted on the strawberry patch!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  3. cuuuuuuuuuute! keira said she is going to write a letter about it, then she said what do I think and then she said tinkerbell!!!!!!!

    cute huh?

  4. love the calf...........spent the weekend with lambs............

  5. LOVE that baby calf and I'm guessing Velvet is too simple a name, isn't it? GREAT idea for your strawberry patch, too.

  6. Awe, what a cute calf! Beautiful colour! I hope you get lots and lots of strawberries!

  7. That calf is so sweet. I love baby animals. Your strawberry patch should work well.

  8. Awwwww, she is a cute little calf.
    What a great strawberry garden idea. The kids will enjoy picking (and eating) them.

  9. Very cute calf. I'm jealous of your strawberry patch my boys built a half pipe for skateboarding where mine used to be.
    I love the fabrics you got in the last post.