Sunday, January 10, 2010

Jingle, Belle, & Holly

Christmas week cousin Travis came running into the house and told me to get into the gator because he needed me out in the pasture. I hustled my buns out of the house because I had a pretty good idea what was going on. The week before Jingle had been born, our first Christmas baby longhorn, and I knew we had some more babies on the way.

So this is what it looked like when we got out to the field. They're all staring at us as if they're telling us to HUUURRRRY! And of course Gayle is front center waiting on us. No surprise, being that she was also the one that ran up to the house to get me the first time her sister and best friend, Kathy, gave birth 2 years earlier.

So do you see Jack over in the right hand corner? Look real close....


This is what was going on over in the corner. Kathy has just had her baby, Belle! I'm a grandmother!!


A little bit of a nudge to see if she is going to be able to stand up.



No.... not quite ready to stand up yet. Had to lay back down for a little rest. Right at about this time, Jingle decided to come sit right next to her new cousin for a little moral support.



Jingle is telling Belle, "Okay, put your head forward like this and really concentrate; you can do it, you can! I was in your same hooves last week!"

Now she's all cleaned up and doing what she does best.



Then, not even 2 hours later, Holly was born! I unfortunately missed the whole show on this one, but needless to say, Jingle, Belle, and Holly are all getting along just fine.


Jingle wants everyone to know that although she doesn't have spots like Belle and Holly, she has VERY long eyelashes....


Jingle and Belle have become the best of friends and spend most of their day playing and frolicking about Hummingbird Farms. They love playing with Holly, too.

This is Belle asking Holly to come over and play.....


Here's little Holly. Isn't she precious?

Ooooops! Gonna have to change the name to Hollis.... Looks like Holly is a bull calf!

16 comments:

KaReN EiLeeN said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful episode!!! I have doves that are expecting...not quite as exciting, but isn't it wonderful?!

KAREN EILEEN

Dixie said...

We Texas girls sure know how to enjoy our cattle... LOL... I love this post and love all the names...but I think you could just add one word to Holly's name and make her a him... just call him Buddy-Holly...

and... posting about your wonderful Lavendar Lotion on my blog tomorrow via Sally's Blue Monday... I got it... I love it... it is devine!

Lavender Chick said...

Dixie,

Buddy Holly couldn't be more perfect! He is, after all, a Texas legend...

Our bull calf Holly is now officially, Buddy Holly!

Thanks!
Deb

Deb said...

so cool....congrats!

Stacey said...

Wow, I think Hollis could grow up to be a great BEVO!

Justine said...

OMG, Deb, these pictures were just amazing!!!! Okay, the first birth picture was kinda disgusting with that egg yolk-looking goo, but still... beautiful! Ooh, you're so lucky to have these critters. I'm totally jealous!

And too funny about Holly/Hollis! Took ya a while to figure that one out, did it?

Justine :o )

Dixie said...

I'm sure the original Buddy Holly would be quite pleased with his little hooved namesake! Glad I could provide the fodder for thought... hugs.

ps... we'll let you know the next time we make the Wimberley Market Days so you can come along if you can!

Theresa said...

What cute little Christmas presents! I think Buddy Holly is the perfect name for your little bull. Jingle and Belle are so pretty, makes me wish I lived somewhere that I could have one for my pet.

LivingTheLife said...

Oh my heavens...they are adorable AND the names are PERFECT. Now that you have learned that Holly is really a Buddy Holly...all has to be right with the world. LOVE that you went w/that name...WAY to go Dixie...very clever!!

Keep posting pics...cos it won't be long before they are having children of their own!!

Blessings...
Teresa

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

It's a good thing you didn't find THOSE under your Christmas tree.

Vickie said...

Wonderful post on your longhorns! Loved it! Mother Nature at her best.

Painted Groove Girl said...

Caroline is home sick today, with another case of "swine throat," and she said she wants to come over and see those little babies really soon!

ro said...

OH!!!! This just brought tears to my eyes. I celebrate all kinds of life. It warms my heart to see a new life starting. Thanks for sharing some beautiful photos.

Kat said...

Hi girlfriend! Sorry I haven't been by in awhile. I've been out of town and when I've been in town I've either had company or been crazy busy. Excuses, excuses.

Anyway, loved this post. How exciting to see nature up close. So darn cute too. I like Dixie's idea of Buddy Holly. Perfect.

Hugs from the Beachkat!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Ahhhhh, they are just the prettiest little babies! Loved all the pictures - Thank you!!! ♥

Poverty Dieter said...

Soooo sweet! I wish I had more time to be out doors. The office world is wearing me out!