A little Pumpkin Pie

She is rather spoiled.  She moos in the morning for her feed in her barn.

Then, she sashays over to the pigs to watch me do those chores.  If, like this morning, I am not watching closely, she will snatch a mouthful of their feed out of the bucket before I get it into their feeder in their pen.  She will even double-dip!

She chases the goats out of their pen when she is ready to rest in the bin.

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Pig-farmer and I took her to the veterinarian’s for her vaccines and dewormer.  We will have to take her back for boosters.

The red tags in her ears are fly-control.  Flies on the face can spread pink-eye.  Pink-eye, untreated, can cause blindness.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

She weighs 640 pounds!  I guessed 500+, but not that much +!

Her mama, Abigail, is still happily at the breeder’s farm.  She is running with his herd until he gets time to sort the cows.  Hopefully, she will be on schedule to have a March 2015 calf.

I love it when Pie wanders to the west pasture in the evening.  I can watch her from my kitchen window or the back deck.


And she can keep an eye on me.  😉


About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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10 Responses to A little Pumpkin Pie

  1. Kim says:

    Love her name, Pumpkin Pie 😉 I really like how you share with your words, all the animals personalities. BTW, never new about the ear tag being fly control. Thanks for the info!!!

  2. Southernruralroute.wordpress.com says:

    So… the red ear tags have some kind of anti-fly ointment on them? Or do flies not like red? You gotta quit assumin’ we know about farmin’ and explain things better or I’m gonna be in these comments askin’ for clarification.

  3. scifihammy says:

    Lovely glimpse into Pumpkin’s day – Thank you 🙂

  4. Dianna says:

    Seems that Pumpkin Pie kinda rules the roost…??? Love the pics!

  5. pattisj says:

    I would never have guessed Pumpkin Pie weighs that much. She does seem to think she owns the place.

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