EVENING Friends and Family!
Not much to tell today.
Calf count at : 30 total so far
Torro (YES I know TORRO is actually spelled TORO in Spanish! In case your wondering.) is 1 week old! He eats like a pig, is a very active healthy little guy! The only way I could get him off my side was to get on the porch, and he would only stay still if I let him suck on my fingers. Then I had to run away and hide in order to get the one picture of him in the yard! Poor Torro he cant understand why I leave him and close the gate to the barn. I try to let him roam free in there during the day so he can walk around and get some exercise.
No foal yet!
Peppers egg count: 15 eggs
Cold today with a hi of 31f...BRRRR wind chill was in single digits this morning.
My friend Kacy has won our teams giveaway for February!
Our teams blog is http://bluegrassetsy.blogspot.com/. CONGRATULATIONS Kacy! you definitely deserve and needed a boost!!!!!
I'm featured this month ( see earlier post for details!)
They haven't updated the blog yet...I'll let ya know when they do!
Weaver just to let you know, its the same for me on most blogs, I always read yours but the comment thingy...yeah it hates me too! ;-)
Norm sold soy beans today...market is down a lot from the fall when we sold. He will be going again tomorrow to sell the last of the beans. Crossing our fingers that a miracle happens and they go up a few dollars!
Did I ever tell you what my brother began calling Norm during the ice storm?
See for some reason EVERYONE calls Norm to ask what to do in all kinds of situations. He can't figure out why. He is pretty handy, knows more than he ever admits too, and is always willing to help anyone out. Well during the Ice Storm nothing changed. Norm was called non-stop from friends and neighbors, even neighbors we never hear from. He was going non-stop with our own farm chores, and then much added work chopping wood to keep the stove going, constantly getting gas for the generator, on top of helping everyone out when they needed it. It was a VERY long 14 days for him.
Talk began about FEMA helping out......(yeah right with so many regulations it isnt worth using their so-called help) My brother Josh began calling Norm the head of WEMA - Wilmoth Emergency Management Association. Norm as president and Josh as vice president! It was a great laugh during a stressful time, and the name carries over still! I reckon he is stuck with being the head of WEMA! Poor man!
Douglas has had a nasty cough for a few days now. I'm trying to decide if I need to take him to the doctor or not. So far no fever, but his lungs and throat are so irritated that he is coughing up a bit of blood, no nothing bad at all, just tinged with some color. Its nothing to worry about, its just from irritated tissue....however, I got him some better medicine and some lozenges. I'll see how he does tonight and how he feels in the morning, if he is still coughing like he has been the last few days, we'll be taking a trip to the doctor. In fact I just took his temp...99.5, looks like no school tomorrow and to the doctor we go in the morning! Well guys, a hot cup of tea is waiting on me to fix for Douglas...so I had better run!
I'll be by later!