I was on the computer late last night, when Husband came in. Cows are making an odd noise out there, he informed me. Sounds like bigfoot.
This of course got me to go out into the oh so dark night. It was Winston making the noise (our year old bull). He was staring over to the other corral. There I found Mama mooing quietly and turning circles. She was in labor.
I ran to get Husband and a flashlight. I have yet to see a calf born. The flashlight I found was just about worthless, so by the light of the crescent moon, Husband and I watched the calf come into the world. We could see the silvery colored sack as she slide forth, and then plop. On the ground. And in 5 minutes the calf was up and nursing. From water break to calf walking took 30 minutes.
This morning we went out, and IT'S A GIRL! (my camera has gone missing, will get pics asap)
Now how to turn this joyous occasion into a contest for the blogathon. Simple, you are going to name her.
This will be a 2 part contest.
First, suggest a name in comments. Two rules, name must begin with the letter X and you get one name. (it can be a first and middle like Urth's Umbra)
Second, I will leave this open for 2 days. After that I will close the suggestions and voting will commence. The winner of the voting will win The Survival Seeds from Hometown Seeds. The voting will be open until midnight July 31st. And the winner announced after that.
We have 10 pledges for the blogathon, think we can get more? Thank you to those that have pledges. Your names will be entered in to the drawing for the goody bag from RoadRUNNER magazine.