Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Heifers Are Here!!!!

Addie and Ainslee's 4H heifers arrived yesterday courtesy our sweet friend and awesome ag teacher and FFA advisor, Lori. She brought us two beautiful Polled Hereford heifers about a year old. One is more orange, one more red. They weigh around 800 pounds....we think, and they are not tame now but are super-curious! Unfortunately, I was at the OT, PT and pediatrician appointments yesterday when Lori brought them, so I missed the excitement, but Grouchy says the girls were so excited!! Last year Ainslee wasn't old enough to show and Addie showed two market lambs. While she had a very broken arm most of the time leading up to the show and didn't get comfortable with her bi-polar lambs, she was actually pretty emotional about the fact they were sent to slaughter after the show. That's how meat gets to the grocery store, right?? But this year with Ainslee old enough to show, Addie wanting to show but NOT lambs, the girls asked to get heifers so that we can keep them, breed them and raise a herd here at our ranchette. So here are a couple of photos of the heifers. Their names are Beth and Adelaide (pronounced like the George Strait song). Not sure which is which, but here they are in their new pen trying to figure out my camera!!!

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