Monday, March 26, 2012


The day started out with another one of my birthdays (keep 'em coming!) and ended with a  most wonderful birthday: a new life on ranch!

The herd welcomed a new member early this sunny afternoon when Amber birthed a beautiful baby bull ("Ollie"?)! This is her first calf and while he was a bit slow getting his wobbly hooves beneath him (I seem to recollect my parents saying same about me) he looks to be off to a fine start this sunny day.

Mom was certainly a bit disconcerted with all the attention showered on her from the curious piggies but she managed to run 'em off to more respectable distance (no mean feat when dealing with 500+lbs porkers!).

In the immortal words of Dave Lowery and Cracker: Happy Birthday to Me and to You!