Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Willow has another grandcalf

Another beautiful day in the Ozarks!  I had a bad night so when I finally did go to sleep, I slept in.  5 AM for me is about 1.5 hours of oversleep.

I was still in my pj's when DH popped his head in the back  door and said "Annabelle calved".  He could see her from the barn lot.  Annabelle is Willows' daughter. We bought her with Willow when she was 7 months old.  This is her second calf and it is another bull.  I grabbed the camera and walked down to see them. I arranged the collage showing  a calf's actions  when disturbed.  First it is laying enjoying the morning sun, mother and baby ignoring me and Biscuit.  Then Biscuit wanders near to check it out, up comes  the head and before you know it, it is up and moving to Mama.  They always nurse when worried or upset.  Annabelle still paid no attention.  She knows both of us well.

I have very few pretty flowers left blooming.  Of course, the roses are an exception since they always look best in the cool of fall.  Finally the pink hyacinth bean vine is making seeds, but they are very small.


  1. Annabelli is such a beautiful cow! If were ever "allowed" by DH to get a cow, it would have to be colored like her!

  2. Annabelle has a fine looking calf. The roses are beautiful. My rose bush I started from a cutting is growing so fast it's outgrowing it's pot.

  3. I agree, Annabelle is wonderfully colored. So are your hyacinth bean blossoms. They look lush in spite of your heat/drought this year. Do they have to be kept in check from reseeding? Do the blooms attract bees? Should I get some for my beds? LOL

  4. I really like your mosaic. Annabelle is a pretty momma and looks like she has a healthy boy! Your roses are so pretty. Isn't this weather gorgeous?

  5. Congratulations, Annabelle! You sure are pretty!

  6. Leave those hyacinth beans on the vine until they are paper-dry so your seeds will be mature. Even through a frost or two if necessary, the frost won't hurt the seeds.

    I was given some hyacinth beans last summer by a man who said they were pink, but they look just like the purple ones to me. My white hyacinth beans did better than the purple this year. Have you noticed they smell good from a distance, but are kind of stinky up close?

    Congrats on the calf!