We are eagerly anticipating fresh milk again soon. We’ve been drinking frozen milk since I dried off the cow about the first of June, but it isn’t the same. The cow has started to bag up now, though, so we’re getting excited about having a new calf on the place again–and did I mention, fresh milk? And cream? And butter? We ran out of the frozen butter today and have to use butter from the shop now.
Anyway, I’m having a contest! I have a free copy of each of Chautona Havig’s two most recent books, Sweet on You and Ante Up!, so they will be the prizes for this contest. To enter, please comment on this post or on my Facebook page (with the link for this post) with the day you think the calf will arrive and whether it will be a heifer calf or a bull calf. The cow is due on July 23, and these pictures show how she looks today. (No, it’s not twins; we saw the calf when we had the vet do a scan to confirm the pregnancy in November, and it was definitely just one calf–this cow simply gets huge!) I’ll give one of the books to the person who guesses closest to the right date (or draw from all the right guesses), and the other book to someone who guesses the right gender. The contest closes when the calf is born–sometime in the next two weeks! The book you get will be a Kindle book, but you do not have to have a Kindle to read it. If you have a tablet or a smart phone you can easily get a free app to read Kindle books, or you can read them on your computer. So, make a guess and you may get to read a book by my favorite author!
I’m guessing a heifer on July 20th. There’s nothing like fresh milk is there? We buy ours from some neighbors, but our children think “store milk” tastes cooked. 🙂
NZ Filbruns says
Ours have quite an attitude about “store milk”, as well. Glad you can get fresh milk! And, if no one else enters (you’re the first), you will get both books even if your guesses are way off!
I’m going to guess a bull on the 24th (Since our family prefers bulls over heifers. You can only handle so many cows on mini farms. 🙂 ). I have looked for this authors books at our library and was unsuccessful.
NZ Filbruns says
A bull would be great, for meat, but this time I’d kind of like a heifer. The bull we took our cow to this time is a Galloway, which is supposed to be a dual-purpose animal, good for meat or milk, and I read once that a Jersey/Galloway cross makes a good milk cow. So, either would be great!
Clare Farrelly says
Well I will guess 30th and heifer calf
I’m guessing a heifer. And praying for one for ya’ ? And I’m going to guess the 29th.
I’m guessing the 29th, and a heifer! 🙂
I’ll change my guess to August 1st…….still guessing a heifer. 🙂
Rachel C. says
I will guess….on Esther’s birthday, the 29th…and…a heifer. But of course, whenever I try to guess, I’m usually wrong, haha!