After doing the basic housework and listening to my Bible lesson, I went first to the barn to feed Mead, the bottle calf. He's growing by leaps and bounds and eating sweet feed now. He has done exceptionally well for a bottle calf. Next I went to walk through the chickens; they've gone from this --
to this, in eight weeks. Really it's more like I drag myself through them instead of walking.
When I come out of the chicken houses, Edgar Allen Crow is always waiting for me to give him a hand-out --
Then it's on to feed Princess Calico; she's just had kittens but I haven't seen them. She's the only cat I have left and each day I fear that dogs will kill her too. She loves for me to pet her but she won't let me hold her.
A trip to check cattle was next; these two mother cows seem to be baby-sitting.