Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New baby!

My parents just welcomed a new addition to their family!  Not the two-legged kind, as in another grandchild, but the four-legged kind, as in a longhorn calf.  Yes, Freckles was born early (that means before 8:00) Saturday morning a couple of weeks ago.  My mother said she had "slept in" until 7:30 when she looked out the window and noticed all the horses looking in the same direction.  When that happens, you also naturally look in that direction. 

The cow, Blossom, was standing over her newborn, licking him and looking bewildered (first time mom).

My dad was out later in the day, checking out the new baby.  Freckles is a boy, by the way, and no longer a bull calf but a steer.

Here's a picture of the new family.  Dad is Bully (and that he is! you don't mess with him), mom is Blossom, and new baby is Freckles. 

What a wonderful way to start out a day, watching a new life before you. 

Genesis 1:24-25 says, "And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.  And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good."  God made it so that everything reproduces after it's own kind.  A horse a horse, a cow a cow, etc.  I wonder what Adam thought when he saw all the creatures, and how he felt when he was given the awesome responsibility to name them all and take care of them all!  It gets a bit difficult coming up with names for the few creatures born at my parents' place!

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