We’re going to make it.  That first week home was a killer for me, emotionally.  Whew.  Gus is starting to even out, or I am gaining strength and confidence, or some magical combination of the two… and we are better.  Thank you for the perspective… and the commiseration.  It’s nice to know others are out there with one sock on, too.

It’s been awhile since we talked about the Farm… I have some new ladies to introduce!  Our Mamma Herd has expanded and all are expecting calves in the next month, so we are gearing up for some seriously exciting times.  Here are the new ladies:

  Belinda (born 1999)

 Bonnie (2006)

 Sugar & Spice (2003), daughter of Belinda

 Barbie Doll (2008), daughter of Belinda

We were presented with the opportunity to buy Belinda… a beautiful Mamma who has beauuuuuutiful calves with long eyelashes.  She’s an older gal but is an amazing mom.  Sugar could be her twin, color-wise.  We love the red in both of them and are excited to add that to our mix. 

So, for anyone counting, that’s 4 foundation cows (Ellie, Jill, Belinda, Sugar), 2 junior cows (Bonnie and Midnight), and 2 young gals (Barbie and Twilight).  Twilight is not expecting a calf this year… we’re gonna give her another summer of freedom 🙂  The other calves are due soon!  Plan to come out and visit!

Happy weekend to y’all!


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TexasNorth is a little farm in Western Michigan. It's home to 5 chickens, 25 longhorn cattle, a coonhound (Banjo), a bloodhound (Hank), 2 barn cats, a husband, and 3 ridiculously funny children. The mom of this zoo has been known to mow the lawn in a skirt and roast marshmallows after dark. View all posts by texasnorth

9 responses to “roundup

  • Jim

    Glad you and Gus are doing well. Hope Ry is doing the same. Curt must be in 7h Heaven with all the ladies, Gus needs to grow fast to help him balance the hormones. has he learned to spit chew yet?

    Smiles all around from the city folk east of the farm

  • Jtp

    yeah for survivng the first week solo! I love that you name all of your Longhorns 🙂

    • texasnorth

      Twilight is the inly name we are responsible for… all the other’s were named by their first owner at birth 🙂 This will be our first season to get to name the babies!

  • Sunday Grant Photography

    you guys like them babies don’t you, first Gus and now all the longhorns. At least you can tell them when they have that babies, that it does get better and it is ok to have one sock on! i am glad you are wading through the fog of newborn life. it gets better…..right?

  • beckyswann

    so when you say calves are we talking babies or leg muscles?
    She does have beautiful both though I must say…
    Glad things are clicking. You can do it!!!

  • Carley

    Love the photo of Rylie!
    How fun that you get to name all the new baby longhorns!

  • Wende

    Yay!! One week! I’ve been thinking about y’all this week–what, with my one sock and all. I’ve been in full press with Mireio and have had my head down. Which, is a good posture for prayer. 😀

  • annie

    it’s a major breeding zone over there at texasnorth.
    so glad things are getting better, just in time for the sunshine.

  • Jessica

    man….do I ever want to visit. I can only imagine what Rylie and Wyatt would think of those longhorns….and those kids of yours as well.

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