She was a faithful companion and she loved to swim and jet ski. Until this summer, a day at the lake would perk her up and cause her play like a pup again.
We took her to the lake July 4th but instead of being a lively youngster again, she was confused and didn't act like she knew where she was. Her hearing was gone and her sight not very good either.
We knew her time was coming to a close, but it was still sad to discover she had passed away in her sleep.
But then the cycle of life makes a full circle. If there is one thing I have learned by farming it is the circle of life. It's the lesson that there will be death but then there will also be life.
Devin and I went to lunch this afternoon and came home to a wonderful sight!
Belle had her calf while we were gone. It is a large, healthy heifer too!
Although I wish I had another week of once a day milking, I am glad that calving went so well and that the calf is healthy.
I am still sad that we lost Raven, although she had a wonderful, long life.
I am happy and blessed to see a new life on the farm.
What will we name this heifer?
Well, I have a special friend in Huntsville and her very special daughter, Molly, has a birthday today. I think it only fitting that I name this sweet calf after her.
So, welcome to the farm Molly!
Happy Hump Day Ya'll!