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Sunday, June 12, 2016

The first roses and an update



It's a struggle


to grow roses at this high desert location.  







And it's a struggle for little calves who are abandoned by their mothers.  
April has tried to adopt the little orphan but she only has enough milk for her own calf, a little bull calf. 







In the meantime April provides security.
 My little charge comes running when she sees me
 (or the big milk bottle I'm carrying).  





She lives not far from my house.
  





And she has a brother who was born a day later.  






So, all is well.  
A few of my roses made it through the winter and my little calf is thriving.  


Have a great week ahead dear friends.  

Gina 


8 comments:

  1. Oo I love these little calves, I have grown up with cattle so I like this. It must be fun when she comes up running to you for the bottle of milk. I always admire your colourful photos, love those cushions on the sofa behind the roses, just beautiful!

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    1. Hello Janneke, Those little Hereford calves are a lot of fun to watch while they are playing.
      Thank you for your lovely compliment. It is so appreciated.

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  2. That's terrific that you had your camera ready and got that shot that just really made me smile! You are a great Mother, Gina! Give your calf a rub on the head for me!

    Mary in Oregon

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    1. Dear Mary, This little calf is so predictable that I had the camera ready. now that they are a little older they play together when they are not sleeping together in a heap.

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  3. Dear Gina - the last photo of the two calves together is simply adoreable♡

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    1. Dear Rosemary, I am so glad that the two calves like each other. They have such a jolly time jumping over each other. It's interesting that the calf without a mother comes to see me, the other stays behind with her mother...Pavlov is right again.

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  4. Gina, you and April make a great team.

    Your roses are luxurious...what colors you show us in that photograph! xo

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    1. Dear Frances, It seems to be working. Bothe calves are doing well. When it comes to color, my gypsy ways are coming through again.

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