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Glory Bee Does It Again!

Dec
16


Glory Bee’s new baby! It’s number four for the seasoned mama–and almost a surprise since I’d about given up that she’d have a baby by Bo the Hereford bull. Bo left in March. Cows are pregnant for nine months. Mid-December, out pops Bo’s parting shot! We’re all excited!

Meanwhile, the Jersey bull might be the most excited one.

Glory Bee won’t have to be his platonic buddy anymore!

Oh, and the baby? IT’S A GIRL! Because, like, that’s the only kind I make here, apparently.

P.S. I’m still taking orders for shipment in time for delivery before Christmas. (Orders placed through Sunday, December 17 will ship by Tuesday.) Orders placed after Sunday may or may not ship in time for Christmas, but don’t forget about New Year’s! Goodies are always welcome, any time.

Check out all the new and delicious things in my Etsy shop here!

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Shipper Cats

Oct
27


Buttercup and Spice, helping me with my Etsy business. Sleeping on the job…. They’re FIRED!

P.S. Thank you for missing me. I’ll report more at a future time about all going on, but I’m back!

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