Posts Tagged ‘2008 Kids’

Christmas Kids

Posted on: December 16th, 2008 by Tracy Shiflett 4 Comments

My goodness! We had a bit of a surprise this morning… Well, TWO surprises, actually.

The cold front that blew in yesterday brought us some harsh wind and sub-freezing temperatures last night. When we turned in, the temperature was 29 degrees, with a wind chill in the low twenties. Yikes! Not exactly what are used to in our neck of the woods. Would you believe it was 80 a couple of days ago? I had shorts on; washing the dogs on Sunday afternoon! (more…)

The Good Shepherd

Posted on: April 13th, 2008 by Tracy Shiflett

Sunday morning started out well enough, with sunshine, blue skies, and a nice Spring breeze. As we were working in the yard, I noticed that one of the goats was off by herself. Pinta certainly looked as though she was going into labor as she paced back and forth under the mesquite tree in the middle of the field.

Not wanting to disturb her, I walked out to the pasture and kept a distance while I watched through binoculars. I am sure that anybody who saw me sitting out there wondered, “What is that crazy woman doing?” Not that it makes any difference to me! (more…)

Sugarplum Dairies

Posted on: April 9th, 2008 by Tracy Shiflett

It was only about ten days after getting the two new girls settled in that Annie’s belly and udder had grown to enormous proportions and it was evident that she would soon be giving birth. I had a hunch on the morning that I helped JW load the two steers to take them to the auction barn, and fretted about it the whole way there and back. Naturally, it had turned chilly that morning, and the skies were drizzling off and on. Sure enough, when we pulled into the driveway, Annie did not poke her head around the corner of her shed to greet us. I jumped out of the truck and ran to see a big beautiful baby girl standing to have her first milk. (more…)