Photo Friday – May 22, 2015

First thing out of bed, even before coffee (!!), still in pjs, I checked on Abigail.  Nope, no calf yet.  Then, I went for coffee …. only to discover that last night I forgot to put the lid on the carafe, which is what allows the coffee to drip into the carafe.  Therefore, my coffee filled up the filter holder and ran over that, down the cabinet, onto the floor.  No pictures of that.  No sound either (good thing).  So, I spent my first 30 minutes in the kitchen cleaning.  Pig-farmer was happily away on a business trip.

Later, properly fueled, I trekked back out for today’s pictures.  I was greeted by these escapees:22The escapeesThen, I wanted to check Abigail more closely.

22Cows at Rest

She got up for her morning back scratch.  Notice her calm, relaxed ears?


While I was scratching her back, she snapped to attention.  When livestock alert, so should you.  I had to strain to listen for what she was hearing…. coyotes.

Cow on alert

She and Pumpkin Pie headed for the barn, alerting the goats.22MoveOn 22Running Goats 22TotheBarn

The big, old, barn in the east isn’t ours, nor is it where they were headed.  It looks closer in the pictures!

After that excitement and morning exercise, maybe Abi will have that calf today!?22Barn

Here’s to hope (and patience) this Friday, friends!

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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12 Responses to Photo Friday – May 22, 2015

  1. Greg Dickinson says:

    Awaiting the calf announcement. I called off ranch trip this weekend. Too much rain chance and extra traffic with holiday.

    Need to see how my foes are doing Sent from my iPhone


  2. Gosh, high alert! Lovely pics ..

  3. Cindy H says:

    Maybe it will be a bull calf. Then you will have your red, white, and blue for Memorial Weekend! Abigail is quite the looker. I bet she is a great mother. Keep us posted!

  4. Dianna says:

    Always love seeing your pictures. Good for that sharp sense of danger that those cows have!

  5. says:

    It’s obvious the goats were making a run for it but did the cows run, too?

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