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April 21, 2021
Feeding Cattle and the Popcorn Tree... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


Peek -A- Boo 


The Old White Cow

peeked her head out of the barn 

as we were driving by






We are checking on the heifers and their calves

this morning @ the lower barn...






This is Golden Girl's sister,

Goldie and her first calf






Althea smells the new bale of hay

the cowboy just put in the barn for the heifers...




The Flowering Cherry Trees

in the front yard are putting on a show:


When the white buds begin to bloom

they remind me of popcorn popping





I call them the....Popcorn Trees






Spring arrived early in Western Oregon

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April 9, 2021
This morning at the Calving barn... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 

I captured a few images while we were

feeding cattle this morning...



Heifer Calf......Super Cuteness





Steer Calf

We call him the road runner...

he chases us down in the pick up and races us !





The calves wait around the end of the barn

while their mothers eat hay.


It rained last evening, so the fertilizer

is all soaked in...

we will just sit back and watch the grass grow !


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

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April 8, 2021
Calving and Fertilizing... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 

The cows are still calving...



Here is our latest newborn.....Calf Number 54

Check out the red calf in the background,

she has come over to greet the new baby !






She is a real beauty......love that sweet face !

She may become a replacement cow 

in our herd some day.




We are still fertilizing hay fields...


The fertilizing spreader is 

kicking out the pellets...






I am looking out the 

back window of the tractor

while the Cowboy loads up the 

fertilizer spreader...




We should be done fertilizing in a few days,

then I can get back to driving my sewing ...

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April 6, 2021
Rooster rides Sheep... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


I was passing by my neighbor's house and 

look what I saw...

 


Yes, her rooster rides around on the sheep !


He follows the sheep as they graze in the pasture

and is known to hop up on them and 

take a cozy nap...


Enjoy the video:

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p.s.  never leave home without your camera !


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

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April 4, 2021
Calving Season.....Cow Video from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 We are half way through calving season

here in Western Oregon


The video below is by Brenna DeVoe

It really speaks to me...

from the Cow's perspective !


Watch and Laugh


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LuAnn Kessi

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April 2, 2021
April @ the Kessi Ranch..... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


Kessi Ranch.....April 2021

 


We are half way through calving season

with 50 calves on the ground so far...






We call this baby steer.....The Road Runner

He likes to race us 

when we drive through the pasture !




The Turkey Vultures have migrated back

to Western Oregon


They greet us each morning on our way to

the calving barns...





They enjoy a solar bath when the sun rises

each morning...





Their feathers looks so beautiful

back lit by the morning sun.



Yes, it is that time of the year...


Fertilizing the Hay Fields...





The Fertilizer Spreader is loaded up...

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March 30, 2021
Scribble Stitch Cards... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


It's been way too long since I did any

Scribble Stitching... 


Scribble Stitching......Note Cards





5 inch charm packs work great for this !





Also a great way to use up your fabric scraps...





Black Thread enhances the scribbling...





Handmade with Love

stamped on the back of each card...





Circles.....always a favorite





Circles with stems turn into flowers...










Yes, I had to do a few heart note cards too...





I use ribbon to package up the cards 

for gift giving...






Packaged in bundles of 4 cards...





All ready to give away...





I purchased my blank note cards with envelopes ...

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We have a new baby......Faline from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 

Come meet our newest addition...

Faline


Faline is a teeny, tiny heifer calf...





She is a week old today...





Yes, she has a mama cow...





When mama went outside for a drink of water,

we went into her pen for a photo shoot...


Enjoy the Video:

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

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March 25, 2021
Life from Mama Spark's World

My life has been pretty uneventful lately but I have been sewing and doing lots of other fun life stuff.I was sewing the other day and Cole was "helping" me.  It was so cute, he had his paw on the bed of my machine like "hey, pay attention to me!"We spent some time at the farm this past weekend.  Visiting with the pea fowl.  I love how beautiful Orion is.  He is a purple peacock.Then there is the

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March 22, 2021
Visiting Family and Pets from Romany Quilting

Over the weekend we stayed with our caravan club buddies at Mt Lees Reserve, a beautiful place surrounded by native forest.  But we did wonder where this elusive mountain was.  Mt Lees has an elevation of only 95 metres, barely noticeable as you drive around, and I couldn’t really find any info on why the area was named Mt Lees. The reserve was created by Ormond Wilson, who inherited 320 hectares of what was part of Ngaio Station.   The homestead was built first, then he set to and planted a huge number of trees.  In 1972 he gifted the ...

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March 18, 2021
Wobbly Legs......Calf 38 from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 

We have a new baby on wobbly legs...



Calf Number 38

It is amazing how quickly after birth

a calf can stand up...


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LuAnn Kessi

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March 15, 2021
Run Baby Run... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 

We have a new baby...



She was born last evening around 9pm...





We came back this morning to tag her...





The chase was on to catch her...



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March 12, 2021
A new baby for Bow Tie... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 

She has a white bow tie shape on her forehead

so we call her Bow Tie.

She is one of the best cows in the herd...


She had a calf a week ago and 

unfortunately it died.

She has a lot of milk and does a great job 

raising a calf every year...




A few days ago one of our cows had twins.

Yesterday we gave one of the twins to Bow Tie...


The twin calf is wearing the hide of 

Bow Tie's calf...

It is important that the twin calf smells 

like her own calf.

This is referred ...

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March 10, 2021
Bottle Calves....4 years old from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 

Do you remember these two little guys?



Marv.....1 day old





Vern.....2 months old





In 2017 we raised Vern and Marv on bottles





Bottle Babies.....Marv and Vern

Vern is a beef calf rejected by his mother

Marv is a bull calf from the dairy





2017.......Vern and Marv.....8 months old

Just weaned from the bottle

( I think weaning was harder on me 

than it was them!)





2018.....Marv and Vern 18 months old




2019......2 years old:


Vernie loves the new baby calves,

helping the mamas lick them clean.





Big Marv also loves the new baby calves ...

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March 8, 2021
Calving Season in Western Oregon... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 

We are 2 weeks into Calving Season

here in rainy Western Oregon



The Cowboy has been spending lots of time

tagging new baby calves...





Mama Cows with their new babies...





I am in the pick up looking out the 

side view mirror...

the Cowboy is on the tractor loading hay





He has me all loaded up with hay...





This is one of our new heifers, Vicky,

with her very first baby.

She is a great mama cow already !





Each morning baby calves greet us when

we walk into the silo...





Cows and calves in the silo...


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Glitter Sneakers and White Calf... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 

The house was full of girls this weekend...



We all made Glitter Sneakers !





Blue Glitter Sneakers...





Red Glitter Sneakers
(reminds me of Dorothy in Wizard of Oz)





Green Glitter Sneakers...





Purple Glitter Sneakers
(created by a 6 year old)





Ice Dyed Sneakers with rhinestones





It was a very glittery weekend
here @ the  Kessi Ranch



We have a new baby...


Calf # 14 is a White Heifer...





Oh Yes.....she is darling !


I am behind on posting images.

We have tagged 28 calves in the last 2 weeks.

I will try and get a few more calves posted soon.


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February 25, 2021
Pick Up Sticks.....Trimming from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


Trimming... 


I spent some time this week trimming blocks...





Pick Up Sticks Quilt Blocks...





Trimming the blocks down to 10 inches...



have created 30 Pick Up Sticks Blocks


Here they are timmed down to 10 inches
and ready for borders.





We will stitch the borders on next week.



This is one of our newest babies:


Strawberry Alice has a new heifer calf.....Silky



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LuAnn Kessi


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Golden Girl.....A New Baby from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


Remember this little calf born in....2016

 


Golden Girl




This morning we went across the river to check on
the mama cows in the silo...

this is what we found...


The Cowboy in the barn with
Golden Girl and her new calf...

The morning sun was shining in from the back of the barn, so as I captured the picture from the front of the barn,
the images created a silhouette...
I love it !




Golden Girl is now 5 years of age...

She is an excellent mama cow.






She has a sweet, black, heifer calf...





This is the 9th calf ...

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February 19, 2021
Calving Season has begun... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


We have our first baby...



The Cowboy has tagged Calf Number 1





It is a little, black, bull calf...





Mary Black Feather and her new calf

She is an excellent mama cow.  

Her calf is strong, eating well and follows her everywhere.


We tagged 3 calves as of today

with lots and lots more to come !


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

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November 25, 2020
A Busy Waiting Season from I Have A Notion

It's been a busy waiting season. I started several posts. How many "Life on the Farm" posts are too many? Creativity was not a topic either, I had not been creative. That has changed a little.Life in the country seems to be about the only thing I have to share... no one wants to hear about .....to read more go to www.ihaveanotion.com/blog

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