On October 4th, our neighbor brought his trailer over to begin staging for the transfer of Garnet to his own property. Her calf was due to be born the following week and he wanted to have the calf born over at his house. Evidently, the trailer scared the calf right out of Garnet! Why, you ask? Well, when Mom got up the next morning, she saw what she thought was a brown dog in the field...she called me to come see...what I saw was Garnet's newborn calf scampering and running across the field. It was obviously incredibly healthy, and not less than about 8 hours old. Mama Garnet was wandering around the field, grazing and baby was following her around. I called our neighbor, John, to let him know that Garnet had delivered a beautiful, caramel-coloured calf.
The calf is beautiful, with the lines of both the mother and the father. Daddy was a beefalo and this calf is, therefore, part beefalo. And it turns out, the calf is a female. John and his wife have named her Addy....she continues to delight me when I see her in the field. I understand John Pace is planning on moving her and Garnet to his fields in the next week or so.
Addy is around 50-75 pounds at this stage. She is about 6 weeks old.
On another note, this picture is meant solely for jealousy purposes! Gas prices her in southwest Missouri continue to hover around $2.78, although I didn't have my camera with me the day I gassed up for $2.71!
With the house on the market, it's time to get a few things done around here that have been needed done for a while. One of those is the surround on the fireplace. I contacted a local handyman and he came over to place the tiles around my fireplace. I LOVE it...almost so much that I'm sad to move away....I said almost....a tile surround is not enough to stop me from moving to be near my family...not nearly enough!
More later. Thanks for stopping by.