Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Maybe eBay

Several months ago I received a call from my mom. Apparently they had a baby calf that wasn't thriving. Not sure if the mother didn't have enough milk or what..... The calf was ours for the taking provided we would bottle feed it and raise it to the age that it would then be sold. Of course, the proceeds from the calf would go to our kids' savings account.

We successfully bottle fed the calf and kids really enjoyed this twice daily chore. However, the time came prior to our trip to Colorado for the calf to be weaned. We turned it out into the pasture with our horses (all males) to graze away, growing and enjoying life.

Little did we know how much they would ALL begin enjoying life. Apparently the calf felt like it had been stripped away from its mother prematurely and still felt the NEED to nurse....and so it adopted the horses....and nurse it does. And since male horses don't have teats... well, you guessed it. They have definitely bonded. My husband jokes that this calf may indeed be "mans'" best friend.

I wonder how much I could get for it on eBay?


The Sour Kraut said...

I would start to worry if your husband starts spending his time leaning up against the fence.

BTW, nice picture!!!

The Medium Swede said...

I think it would be very important for me to "examine" this situation.

Nice picture! I pictured you as Ally Sheedy. She was in that movie with John Candy as a mortician. I for the life of me cannot remember the name of the movie.

Karen Forest said...

Thanks, not quite Alyssa Milano..... and definately not a glamour shot.

Karen Forest said...

TMS: How much would you pay to "examine" the situation. Remember, gas is not cheap.

The Medium Swede said...

Gas to the Timber's $175, incidentals $75.00.

The chance to examine a wonderful calving experience........


The Sour Kraut said...

TMS-You are disgusting. Please shower before coming home.

The movie was "Only the Lonely"

MT-I'm so glad I no longer have to wonder what you guys look like. I guess I had been doing the DJ voice thing you described, only with your looks. By the way, do you speak with a southern accent?

I love seeing our pictures lined up here with us all in our sunglasses : )

Karen Forest said...

I do not think of myself as having a southern accent. However, doesn't everyone think they sound "normal". My husband WISHES I spoke with a southern accent.....he thinks it is sexy.

Yeah, we all have our glasses on....and it looks like we both were inside.

Karen Forest said...

You know, TSK and TMS, maybe we could work something out.

A mural in trade for the calf. Wouldn't do much for my kids savings......but hey, Miss L's room would look great.