After supper I realized I hadn't seen Lariat near the cow fountain, so I took her a 5-gallon bucket of cool water and she emptied it in one big slurp. I guess she was too concerned about protecting her calf to get a drink. So, I have been taking her buckets of water and bits of hay and grain to make sure she is getting enough sustenance. Tonight she brought her calf into the middle pasture with the other big cows, and she drank at the fountain, so everyone must be settling in with the new member of the herd.
My new favorite garden supply is velcro tomato tie tape. (you can see wrapped it around a vine toward the bottom left of the photo.) It is soft so it doesn't cut into the tomato stem, yet strong. You can cut it to whatever length you need and it can be repositioned. I worked my way down the center aisle of the tomatoes for two hours, pinning up the unruly vines and pinching off the suckers. It was SO HOT and sweaty in there -- a 90+ humid day, and then add in at least 10 degrees for the greenhouse effect.