Monday, February 22, 2016

Mondays With Mary - baby calves and turkeys

Saturday, April 7, 1990

16 degrees @ 7:30 a.m.  Vern & P. Murphy scouting turkeys  - went to town in a.m. to Terrills for coffee 
burnt garden off.  raked alittle -  back yard-
washed kitchen window - washed curtains-
No. RB 26 had b calf.  drove over to park to-nite.

Certainly, the signs of spring are in the air even if it was only 16 degrees in the a.m. Burning off the garden, washing windows, and welcoming those new baby calves are give aways. The ear tags for new calves still hang in my Dad's old shed. It might be necessary to note that the b stands for bull. Later, there will be some calves
 born with an h designation for heifer (a female calf).

Sunday, April 8, 1990

40 degrees in a.m. Vern - Pat M.
Dave Wolf & D.E. Roberts
scouting turkeys - finished raking garden & cleaning
up mulberry tree.  LM 6 b calf.
I finished the dahlia star quilt  - Vern slept in p.m.

Monday, April 9, 1990

52 degrees @ 7:45 a.m.  high winds - cloudy Vern
hunting turkeys.  no luck - I went to quilt- & tye quilt
for Ardea - RB 21 b calf. 
  RB -2 had b calf - LM 17-
h calf.  mm-2 h calf.   LM3 - h calf

It seems to have been a busy day in the barn, at least the maternity wing.

Tuesday, April 10, 1990

38 degrees & getting colder - Duane out in a.m.
to tag the calfs of m-m-2 - RB-2 & show his new pickup.
I got my hair set in a.m. ate lunch with Nona-
D.E. Roberts got turkey.  I sewed in pm. made charlaine
for Glidden lady.

I rarely have trouble with Mary's writing but I am not sure about the word charlaine. Sounds like some sort of quilt name.

The turkey hunting went on the rest of the week. She reports that everyone got a turkey that season. The calves had to be treated for scours and coccidiosis (a parasitic disease of many animals).  Welcome to life on the farm. Mary continued to work on Ardea's quilt and it appears that Vern took a lot of naps.

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