This is me taking self-portraits with our cow. Hmmm.
AnnaBelle is smart and a bit ornery. She runs around her pen, kicking out her heels for several minutes when we come out with the halter. Then she settles down, lets herself get 'caught', and heads straight for the gate to the pasture, once haltered. Then she is well-behaved as I take her out for a grassy green treat!
Have you ever watched a cow eat fresh grass? Her tongue goes out in a swirling motion, one side then the other, efficiently pulling in mouthfuls of grass before her teeth make a quick bite to separate it from the roots. Over and over. I have time to contemplate these things as I sit on my heels in the tall, sun-warmed grass... Cows are pretty amazing (actually, God's design for cows), they take all that fresh grass, full of vitamins and nutrients, and turn it into something nourishing for us--fresh milk, with lots of rich butterfat, full of vitamins A, E, D, K, beneficial bacteria, enzymes, etc.! I know it will be more work, but I'm looking forward to trying milking again in the Summer.
This next picture is for my siblings. It's not the best one of this week's baby bump photos, but it is the funniest. I recognize the expression on my face from years of big-sister-ness. You know: "It should be done like this..." I can think of photos over the years that captured that expression...
Crandon says I'm saying, "See, the baby comes all the way up to here!"
So here are the sofa cushion photos--FINALLY done!
I actually made a couple more accent pillows, too, but they missed the pictures.
And someone I know ;-)