It was a dark and stormy night. Actually, it was just a busy week. I've managed to lure you into this blog post with the Hereford cattle, but I must confess that today you'll mostly find photos of grandkid visits. I hope you don't mind.
We were on the way to town when my daughter spied a little Holstein calf on the wrong side of the fence that kept the Herefords contained. We went to the nearby farm, only to find the owner puzzled as to how a Holstein calf had appeared. It's still a mystery, but the owner of the farm did get the hungry little bull calf to suck on her fingers, following her all the way home (about a city block in distance) to the farm where she would later surprise her husband with their newfound livestock. This was quite an exciting event for what had started out as a simple trip to town. So the latest theories are either that the bull calf wandered a few miles from the nearest Holstein farm (very unlikely) or that it fell off a truck that was taking it to the sales barn or to some other location (much more likely, in my opinion). Either way, it was pretty odd to see the poor little creature huddled against the barbed wire of the Hereford pasture.
(All photos were originally taken with my cell phone, which is why they look a little grainy and odd.)
Evening of the 16th
from the edge of the yard
On the evening of the16th we enjoyed a bonfire and absolutely wonderful skies. I have already posted some of those photos on Instagram, but for those of you who are not Instagrammers, I'm reposting them here. Spell check doesn't recognize 'Instagrammers' or 'reposting.' :-)
Morning sky, September 16
from the front porch
Mr. Cranberry and
the littlest granddaughter
at the campfire
The marshmallow burner (and harmonica player)
in a pensive mood. (photo by his mom)
Oliver (whose parents insist upon calling him 'Ollie') :-)
He always finds my shoehorn or cane as soon as he arrives.
Here, it's the shoehorn, or through his eyes, a sword.
I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead. I see the oral surgeon on Thursday (NO FUN) and in downloading the version of AdobeReader that they insisted upon in order to fill out patient registration forms online, two other programs piggybacked onto my computer, neither of which I wanted. Not only that, but with the newly downloaded AdobeReader, it still said 'Page Not Found' when I tried to open their forms. I was so annoyed, for there was no way to opt out of anything. Ack! Now I have to enlist someone who knows something about computers to go through and get rid of those programs (and all the other non-essential programs that are running, causing my computer to run extremely slowly.) Oh well, it's high time for a good cleaning out anyway. Maybe our son or son-in-law can do this little project when they come for our early Thanksgiving in mid October. If I'm nice and bake apple pies?
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