It’s almost time for the baby calves to start coming!
I post pictures of the baby calves born on our ranch every year and the first calf is due NEXT WEEK.
I’m asking My Cowboy husband how the cows look. Who’s coming first.
He’s moved them up to the barn, the closest ones.
He’ll say little things like, “I found one who looks close who’d not in the barn. I’m going to move her close.”
The first cows, mainly because of the weather, are living in the barn and in the yard around the barn. I can’t tell you how often My Cowboy will go out and find a cow, with a newborn calf, in some SNOW BANK instead of coming in the barn. It’s not a heated barn but it is out of the wind and dry. No snow gets in. So it’s the cushy place to have your calf.
And My Cowboy goes out at 1 or 2 a.m. every night, like he’s a doctor on the maternity ward, checking his ‘patients’.
Most of the time it’s routine. Mama cows are very good at having their babies and getting them to eat. They are usually born alone ad very fast, from “She’s not in labor…
to It’s a girl—with a belly full of milk!”
I only post about them if they do something cute…which…they are so cute it’s pretty much every day.
I have two new books out this month. (what a situation!)
Two Novella Collections
By our very own filly sister Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings and Melissa Jagears
With This Ring received a 4.5 star rating from Romantic Times Magazine and was a monthly TOP PICK. This is my first book to get it! My contribution to this collection is:
Hired to help Carrie Halsey escape from a dangerous man intent on making her his wife, Big John Conroy never expected the job to interrupt his solitary Texas Ranger life. But now that he’s promised to keep Carrie safe, he discovers he may just want to make a few more promises.
And the second novella
With NINE authors: Angela Bell, Angela Breidenbach, Lisa Carter, Mary Connealy, Rebecca Jepson, Amy Lillard, Gina Welborn, Kathleen Y’Barbo, Rose Ross Zediker
Come along on a romantic journey jam-packed with all the angst of marriages founded upon practical choices as well as coercion. Meet nine couples who barely know each other before they find themselves suddenly married to please family, to stem the tide of gossip, to save the land and joined for life. But can love grow when duty comes before romance?
My contribution to this is:
A young woman living alone in an isolated valley. A young man who thought he was completely alone on his new ranch. A kidnapping. A visit with a lot of old friends from the Montana Marriages series. All tied together by a longhorn bull who wants his friend back in her isolated valley where she belongs.
AND A SUPER SALE TODAY
There’s a secret matchmaker at work in frontier Texas!
In the small town of Dry Gulch, Texas, a good-hearted busybody just can’t keep herself from surreptitiously trying to match up women in dire straits with men of good character she hopes can help them. How is she to know she’s also giving each couple a little nudge toward love?
A Cowboy Unmatched-by Filly sister Karen Witemeyer
Neill isn’t sure who hired him to repair Clara’s roof–he only knows Clara desperately needs his help. Can he convince this stubborn widow to let down her guard and take another chance on love?
An Unforeseen Match-Regina Jennings
Hoping to earn an honest wage on his way to the land rush, Clayton ends up on Grace’s doorstep, lured by a classified ad. He may have signed on for more than he expected though–and he may have found the one woman who can keep him from moving on.
No Match for Love-Carol Cox
Andrew can’t fathom how refined Lucy ended up as the caretaker to his dotty aunt, and somehow her arrival has prompted even more bizarre occurrences around the ranch. When they join forces to unearth the truth, will the attraction between Andrew and Lucy develop into more?
Meeting Her Match-ME–Mary Connealy
When the tables are turned and a tenderhearted meddler becomes the beneficiary of a matchmaking scheme, her world is turned upside down. As her entire life changes, will she finally be able to tell the banker’s son how much she cares for him?