Thursday, April 22, 2010

Our Little Farmer

Our 6 year old grandaughter was here this afternoon and she helped us at the barn. She is our little farmer. She loves being at the barn and helping. She says she wants to be a vet someday. She probably will because she just loves animals. When we have the vet here for one of our cows and Lexi is here , she stands by the vet and watches everything she does. One of our mother cats just had 6 kittens . Lexi went right to their box and was checking them out . She asked if it was ok to pick them up yet . We told her she could. So she walked around the barn carrying a kitten . She gave them all a turn . She went with Papee while he went to get the wheelbarrow to feed the heifers in the extension . He brings her back up to the barn in the wheelbarrow. He fills it with silage and Lexi fills the bucket with chop. Then down the two of them go and get their feeding done. Lexi has a couple of pet cows. One is Bluey who she likes to pet. Then there is the cow named after her, ALEXIS . Her cow just had a heifer calf. We told her she could name the calf. She picked CUPCAKE . She was outside at the pen looking her calf over . If she was old enough I know she would take over our farm and run it .

1 comment:

  1. She sounds just like my 2 yr old little boy! He has his own calf too "Pauline" (his name is Paul) I'm trying to figure out how to name a calf after the baby (Owen). When we have "city" friends over and the kids cry at the animals, Paul tries to make them feel better by showing them that the cows just lick him, he's already a great steward of the animals. I didn't grow up on a farm, and I'm already jealous of my little ones for the upbringing they'll get to have.