Last Saturday, we gingham apron gals had the privilege of visiting with Terri Queck-Matzie. She is writing an article about our family, farm, and this website. We’ll share it once it is published!
Anyway, while we were having a lovely time talking and snacking on these….
my kids got to go with my dad (Grandpa) to “check the baby calves.” This means that he drives through the pasture to see if any new calves have been born, and he also checks on cows who have been placed in the barn because they were having some difficulty in their delivery. My dad and brothers go multiple times throughout the day and night to make sure that the cows and calves are safe.
While in the barn, a new baby calf came! Right then and there! While my kids have seen a lot of new calves, they had never seen one actually enter the world. Very exciting! Very surprising! Very educational!
So many questions and thoughts expressed! So much wonder!
Grandpa and kids came back to the house, and very enthusiastically invited Grandma and me to come and see the new calf. Right now!
I am so thankful that my kids get to have this kind of fun and learning on the farm! Priceless!
ps- the kids named the calf “Wooten” and his mother “Morningstar.” Adorable.