Thursday, July 05, 2007

Happy 4th of July

How was your 4th of July?

Here is was a little busy. Several of us are working with the Horizons program and had floats in the parades to advertise and recruit. Tuesday: work, parade in Gilbert, fireworks in Eveleth. Wednesday: parade in Eveleth, BBQ at someone's house, chores at home, fireworks in Virginia.

We have a new addition to our home. One of our cattle had a calf yesterday. His name will either be Sam or Independence being as he chose to become independent on Independence Day. Momma was with the other cattle, but they moved closer to the house and she was out across the field. Got the other animals into their pens: 10 goats, 3 geese, 1 horse, and 10 other cattle. Went out there and she had done well. Later checked on her again and she appeared to be feeding the little guy. This morning we went out and she and baby continue to be doing well. Let's hope that they both do okay until one of us has a chance today to get home and check on them. She did amazingly well for her first calf and she never should have been bred as she is too small. She was bred when we got her from a sale and we didn't know it.

Would love to hear what the rest of you did for the 4th of July!


Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Brought Maija to work about 8:30.
She works at GNC. People had chairs set up along Laurel, reserving a spot! Parade wasn't until 4 p.m. Didn't go to the
parade; it was way too warm. Lots of traffic when I went to pick her
up about 5:30 as the parade had just ended. We sat on our side
patio and enjoyed the fireworks. Pa
got some good pictures of that. dk

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Congratulations on the addition of your new little calf:) Went to the Kelly Farm (a MN Historical Society site) with the 6 youngest yesterday afternoon. They had three oxen calfs running around. Sarah learned how heavy even a little calf is as it got a bit excited and plowed over one little kid and stepped on Sarah's foot in its excitement.

We had an awesome 4th. Started off by taking in the Edina parade. A really nice parade that lasted about an hour. It was hot!!! (See photos on my bebo site.) The afternoon was filled with getting ready for our trip and squeezing in a quick swim before heading to the park. The Elk River Cong met at a park for a potluck supper and services. Lots of visiting and playground time for the kids. We ended the service facing the flag and singing the Star Spangled Banner. From there we went to fireworks in Elk River. They shoot them off over Lake Orono. We went to find a spot near where Eric was patrolling, sacraficing the better location we have watched from in the past.

A great day!