Barn Momma/Cow Granny
Everyone knows how much I love my animals. I consider myself "momma" to all of them. Want to know what is sweeter than being a barn momma? It's being a barn granny.
About a year ago, I sold a couple of young, open heifers (heifers that have not been bred) to a wonderful family in West Virginia. I was blessed to not only find these girls a great home, but also make some great friends! Last night, via the internet and telephone calls, I was able to "witness" the birth of Scarlette's first calf, a heifer sired by an Angus bull. Joelle and Cassandra faithfully called me and kept me informed of the progress while baby was being born.
Oh what a happy day and I can truly say that I am very proud of them and the rest of the family! They had never owned cattle before and took a tame but untrained heifer and have successfully turned her into a wonderful family milk cow! Couldn't be more proud of Miss Scarlette or of this wonderful family!
(Here you can see a picture of Scarlette when she was about six months old. She is the red heifer.)
Photos courtesy of Joelle.