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Monday, December 20, 2010

The Nursery Is Ready

Shelly Marie looks to be very near having her baby calf. If its a boy I will name him Noel. If its a girl I will name her Merry. She looked so close to day we called her in to the pens so we will know where she is when she gives birth. She has hay, water, and we gave her some cubes to munch on. She acted restless and miserable but when we went back out late this afternoon she seemed calm. For some reason John thinks she may have twins. She never has before but she has had a lot of babies and they have all been very healthy after losing the first one when she was young. I had a long talk with her while the trough was filling with water and she listened to every word. I wished her an easy and fast birth with a healthy baby.

11 comments:

Gerry said...

I am glad Shelly Marie has got someone who cares. She is one lucky cow. I will never forget the year Daddy got a prize bull and all the young heifers he was bred to could not have their calves without help, so he had to get a calf puller and when the heifer was ready to calve my little boy would go along with to help, so when I got pregnant he told the neighbors I was going to have a baby and the doctor was going to have to pull it out. Needless to say they were some alarmed and did not want their little girl talking to him!

Jon said...

It would be amazing if she had twins, Noel and Merry! Do you think Shelly Marie will be able to wait until Christmas Eve to give birth?

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Praying for a speedy and safe delivery...

Enjoy

jack69 said...

This is sweet and soft hearted and a credit to a cowgirl. Hope all is well and I am hoping with the Rancher, twins...

You are too close to Shelly! I know you cannot help it!
Love from the cold North (Carolina)

madcobug said...

I hope she has an easy time of it. Good idea to pen her up for now. Now you won't have to drive all over the place hunting her. Helen

Donna said...

No, no, no to what Jon said! Not Noel and Merry, because if twins are one male and one female, the female will be a freemartin. How about Merry and Holly? Two girls!
I know, there's no changing what Shelly will have. But I can hope. I'll be watching for the announcement and some pictures.

Toon said...

If it's a boy, why not call him "Nick"??

moni said...

As for me, I am anxiously awaiting pictures! Best wishes go to Shelly.:)

Ally Lifewithally said...

Paula I do Hope Shelly Marie will be OK ~ and I would like to see her have twins a boy and a girl :O) As Jon said Noel and Merry would be perfect :O) ~ but just so long as Shelly Marie is OK :O) Ally x

Lucy said...

I was gushing about my littlee grandson and now you are going to be a new grandma to. Got to see pictures.

Dar said...

Pictures when the lil bawlin' babes arrive. Shelly Marie is one lucky cow to have you care for her. I always got anxious when the cows were ready to calf. She will be fine. Noel and/or Merry~~~perfect!
Merry Christmas
BlessYourTenderHeartPaula