Filling Their Bellies


Bradley the Dexter bull from Ohio arrived here at the end of June. He courted them throughout the month of July. First Moon Pie, then Dumplin, then Glory Bee. By the end of the month, the romance was over and they were all just friends. He stayed until the end of September, so he had a full three months on the farm with the girls. But I’m pretty sure he was finished with his work by the first of August. Babies should be due in April.

The girls are starting to show. Glory Bee:
Moon Pie:
They’re at the stage where it might be impolite to inquire if they’re knitting booties because –what if they’re just fat? Then they would kick up their hooves and you’d go flying up the holler.

But they’re not just fat.

I see calves in those big bellies!
Even if they don’t want to talk about it yet.


  1. cabynfevr says:

    I remember how many belly shots of BP you took before you were finally convinced she was bred! lol

  2. dmcfarland says:

    Thanks for the cow update and anticipated Spring events. Would it be possible to get updates on the other animal groups? Horses, goats and sheep, dogs and cats and the rest? I’m not sure how many of the original stars at Chickens in the Road are still with us. I’m sure the readers with you from the beginning will remember all of them. Congrats on the success of your workshops. Thanks.

  3. Marsha says:

    Can’t wait to see the newborn baby calves!!

  4. Louise says:

    Looking forward to babies in the spring. You will have lots of milk then. Thank you for the cow update.

  5. joykenn says:

    Three calves! That’s quite a herd you’ve got going. What are your plans for the calves? Will the pasture support 6 cows?

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