The Birds and the Bees and Glory Bee


Traffic pileup outside the hay stall in the back barnyard.
Babies in the way! Here comes one!
Gingersnap, Moon Pie’s baby.
How many different ways can I embarrass my cows? That’s Blossom, with her girly unders exposed to the world, AND she’s peeing. AND–does that look like she has a fifth teat? I must inspect that closer sometime soon! I’m still waiting for Blossom to calve, but she’s got a nice little udder on lately.
Blossom is a Brown Swiss/Jersey, just like Glory Bee, but she’s still smaller than Glory Bee. Blossom is just a two-year-old, ready to calve for the first time. She should be as big as Glory Bee eventually, though she’ll never be top cow around here–among the cows. That’ll always be Glory Bee, who doesn’t care much for Blossom and often ices her out.

Blossom, blocked out of the favorite stall.
Glory Bee was probably in there telling Moon Pie and Dumplin about her new baby. And I don’t even mean Pumpkin.
This past Saturday’s workshops included the birds and the bees with the cows as the bull was nose to tail following Glory Bee around all day long, and riding her, and she was standing for him. And even though he’s still young, and a little small yet, he proved he doesn’t need a ladder or even a downhill start to do his job. Glory Bee should be expecting in March!

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on June 20, 2016  

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  1. 6-20

    I’m losin’ track of GB’s calves…this would make #4 in March? Wow…hard to believe she used to be the bad baby!

  2. 6-21

    You are really get a nice herd of cows, thank you for the trip “down under” and round back ;) I love cows. It is so nice that you share things about your cows and other animals with folks that have never lived on a farm.

  3. 6-24

    Wow you have a lot of cows now… their names. :)

  4. 6-24

    I hope that you are o.k. Your county was mentioned as one of the ones of the 44 affected by the flooding. With all the devastation, you are probably unable to communicate with us right now. Will keep checking C.I.T.R. for any word from you.

  5. 6-25

    We’re worried about you and yours. Do let us know how you’re doing when you can. I hope you all have made out okay, and am so sorry for those that haven’t.

  6. 6-26

    I hope you guys are okay!! 44 out of 54 counties with flooding sounds scary. :( You probably can’t get online, but we can’t wait to hear from you when you do!

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