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Hello Little Girl
January 31, 2015, 10:06 pm
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My granddaughter named her "cow"

My granddaughter named her “cow”

January 31, 2015

This little girl was born one night when the temperature was below zero. The wind chill the next day was minus 30 F. This little girl and her siblings stayed warm in a large nest of straw next to mom and a couple of aunts! She is three weeks old today and the ruler of the nest. She will be a replacement gilt in our sow herd. She has great confirmation. She is out of one of our best mothers and she is as cute as they come!

My dog Cinch thinks she is sweeter than honey. He stares at her by the hour. She plays in the straw with her brothers and sisters. She is the leader. She is adventurous, but when it’s time to eat…she is first to the “table”

January wraps up tonight. One of the longest months of winter comes to a close. I had a long month at my off farm job and am glad to see it gone. The cold weather has added extra chores, but everyone is well fed and well bedded…including the farmer 😮

A snowstorm is forecast for the next day and a half. I guess we are as ready as we can get. They are talking numbers up to twelve inches of wind driven snow. We shall see. Our winter this far has been cold, but the snow has not been bad at all. If we get some to make us remember what northeast Ohio winters are like, I guess I will simply take it in stride. First I will dig us out, then harness the horses for a sled ride!

Cinch introduces himself

Cinch introduces himself


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Minus 30 must have been a rude shock considering from where she came! What a gorgeous girl 🙂

Comment by jennyrecorder

You are sure right from 101 to below zero is quite a shock. She is a tough little girl and cute to boot. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Comment by ricelandmeadows

She’s adorable! I love her coloring & I’m so glad she won’t become bacon!

Comment by Jacklyn

She is a tough one, very smart. Last night at chore time I gave them extra straw. She jumped out of the nest, grabbed a mouthful of the new straw and took it back to her bed, just like mom and her aunts were doing. She is a real honey 😮

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