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Thursday, April 21, 2011
Bird of Prey and a Calf, We Pray
One of the hens caught a mouse today. She had a good head start before any of the other chickens noticed - I think she may have successfully kept it for herself.
Lariat was officially due to have her calf yesterday, but so far, no baby. She is looking pretty uncomfortable and didn't eat much tonight, so maybe tomorrow. I check on her at least every hour during my waking hours and have been giving both cows lots of extra TLC. It's a bit nerve-wracking, being a cow-doula.
In September 2008, we dived into our dream of creating a small, sustainable farm. Neither of us has previous farming experience, but we have enthusiasm and many ideas for this little 10-acre farmstead.