Cows & Smoke

When I talked about the thunderstorm that moved in last weekend and kinda took over the day with it’s lightning, weird clouds, and thunderous claps it was crisp, clean, fresh and beautiful.  I didn’t remember what it was like to live amongst the smoke of wild fires surrounding you.

There’s a thick smoke that has settled in to our lives and taken over our lungs and turned all my pictures yellow.  The cows, however, are moved to our lower pasture and enjoying the thick high grasses.  Down below all the yellow seeds is some lush shorter grass and white clover galore.  They’re in high heaven.

It feels good getting them moved being that the mamas are lactating and feeding their babies.  The babies are growing and needing nourishment, and there’s nothing like a fresh pasture to get them going.

Jessica is looking more and more grown up now that she’s a year old.  She has turned in to a striking young heifer and will be a wonderful producer just like her mama Mattilda.

Little Debbie is still the cutest little calf here with her mama Twinkie always doting on her.  She’s still as spunky as ever and runs around with her tail up over her back all the time.  It’s the cutest thing you’ve ever seen and she has the cutest little face too.

Sir Loin thinks that if he stands in the tall grasses that I won’t be able to see him.  Kind of like a baby with a blanket up over their head peeking out thinking that you can’t see them but they can see you.

And then there’s my nasty dog, Levi the non-border collie.  He loves being out checking on the animals but sure doesn’t like it if they get curious.

So we’re surviving the fires so far.  Our little North State is burning up and I think there’s around 58 fires in my county alone which accounts for all the smoke.  Hubby and I aren’t too worried yet, though there’s no personnel working the fires as they’re spread so thin.  The bombers and choppers can’t fight because smoke is to the deck and they can’t see.  But, we’re doing okay and our town is not threatened thus far.  Keep the fire fighters and threatened people in your prayers.

Y’all come back now ya hear!


About mudranch

I live in the country, I love to take photos, I'm a shepherdess, I adore my husband and daughter, I walk in the will of Christ.

Posted on June 25, 2008, in Hereford Cattle, Me, Nature. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Unfortunately, I think it’s going to be a long fire season. I sure hope you and yours stay safe.

  2. Glad to hear you are safe still. Those are nice pictures, as usual! 🙂
    I like the cow names, Jessica and Matlida….Debbie and Twinkie. How do you decide what to call them?

  3. Adorable calves. May God keep ’em safe.

    Just for fun, will you vote in my poll?

    The Mane Point

  4. Rachelle Hobbs

    The babies are growing up so quickly! They are beautiful cows. Glad the smoke is not bothering them at all. Hope it clears up for you guys soon! 🙂

  5. That picture of Little Debbie and Twinkie is just so beautiful. Would be perfect on a calender.

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