Our kids are in 4-H, so the early part of summer
is spent making sure we get the calves out and train them to lead.
And by "we", I don't mean "me."
Now that the kids are older, they can do much of this on their own
and I no longer need to take such an active roll in trying not to get stepped on.
Here is Andrew with his calf, Maggie.
Christopher with Angel.
Elijah loves the calf, the calf loves the dog.
Elijah loves the dog, too.
Linnea spelled Christopher
and the calf thought her shirt looked tasty.
Ivy was very interested in the baby calf
baby calves love to suck fingers
Ivy thought this looked interesting too.
Her level of interest changed quickly
once the calf took an interest in Ivy.
(That Miss Ivy has absolutely NO FEAR.
She would walk up to just about anything!
It makes this mama a bit nervous--
the good thing is, she listens well when told
not to touch, to stay back, or to come back to Mommy.)
We only have two full weeks left to get everyone ready to go.
Here's to workin' hard!