I have struggled with writing this post for well over a month. Usually we strive to keep this blog a happy place… not dwell on the sadness in farming and in life, because… well, because it is really just nice to come here and focus on positive things. But, today is my late husband John’s birthday. John passed away suddenly in March, and still on most days life is emotionally difficult. He was my best friend and Sheeps and Peeps’ biggest cheerleader. Most of all… he was a good man.
We all miss him.
Last fall we added some adjoining acreage to the farm and for Christmas John gave me a cow. Well, actually a picture of a cow. He had arranged with friends to get one of their spring calves. You may think this strange, but honestly, to a farm girl, this is about the best gift ever! Our son, Jonathan, worked all summer fixing fence, preparing the pasture. Finally, we were ready and the big day arrived. Needless to say there was a lot of excitement from our neighbor, Roger’s cows and some of them quickly gathered on their side of the fence.
|Betty Lou and Beef on their arrival, August 14th|
|Beef and Betty Lou Moo Moo near watering trough, September|
Happy Birthday, Honey… and thank you… you would love watching the calves.