It's Time to Vote Again!
Do you remember Jersey Canada's fun youth photo contest last spring, when Anna's amazing picture of Daisy placed third out of fifty entries?
For this year's contest, youth between the ages of 9 and 21 were again asked to submit their favourite Jersey photos, and my sister Anna submitted this picture she took of our youngest sister Rhoda with BIRDSONG PRINCESS GRACE.
All of the entries were posted on the Jersey Canada Facebook page on Friday, and the winning photographs will be chosen by the number of 'likes' they receive. The contest ends on June 8th, and prizes will be awarded to the top three photos.
So please, click on this link https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152398068157618.1073741837.46252262617& and vote for Anna's picture by 'liking' it, and please ask your friends to vote too!
June 8, 2014 Anna's photo of Grace and Rhoda placed 7th out of twenty three entries. Thank you to everyone who voted!
The Musical Ride
Our whole family went to watch the RCMP Musical Ride in Armstrong on July 24, 2013. We all loved watching those beautiful black horses, and the riders were striking in their red serge. My sister Anna is our family photographer, and here are nine of the best photographs she took that evening.
The New Baby Calf
The New Baby Calf
by Edith Newlin Chase
Buttercup the cow had a new baby calf, a fine baby calf, a strong baby calf. Not strong like his mother but strong for a calf, for this baby calf was so new.
Buttercup licked him with her strong warm tongue. Buttercup washed him with her strong warm tongue. Buttercup brushed hims with her strong warm tongue. And the new baby calf liked that!
The new baby calf took a very little walk, a teeny little walk, a tiny little walk. His skinny legs wobbled when he took that little walk, and the new baby calf fell down.
Buttercup told him with a soft, low "Moo-oo!" that he was doing well for one so very new. She talked very gently, as mother cows do. And the new baby calf liked that!
The new baby calf took another little walk, a little longer walk, a little stronger walk. He walked around his mother and he found a place to drink. And the new baby calf liked that!
Buttercup told him with another low "Moo-oo!" that drinking milk from mother was a fine thing to do. She had enough for him, and for the farmer too. And the new baby calf liked that!
The new baby calf drank from mother every day. His legs grew strong so he could run and kick and play. He began to eat grass, and lots of grain and hay. And the big baby calf grew fat!
The first six calves illustrating this poem--Daisy, Aster, Princess Sonja, Shirley Rose, Diana, and Grace--were all bred by and born on Birdsong Farm. The seventh calf, Penny, was bred by Birdsong Farm, but was born to Blossom's new owners, Wallace & Josephine Gosset.
It's Time to Vote!
It's time to vote, but I'm not referring to the British Columbia provincial election on May 14th. Instead, I'm asking you to vote in the Jersey Canada photo contest.
For this contest, youth between the ages of 9 and 21 were asked to submit their favourite Jersey photos, and my sister Anna submitted this picture she took of BIRDSONG BLOSSOM'S DAISY.
All of the entries were posted on the Jersey Canada Facebook page today, and the winning photographs will be chosen by the number of 'likes' they receive. The contest ends on May 31st, and prizes will be awarded to the top three photos.
So please, click on this link https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151580952552618.1073741826.46252262617& and vote for Anna's picture by 'liking' it, and please ask your friends to vote too!
June 3, 2013 Anna's photo of Daisy placed third out of fifty entries. Thank you to everyone who voted!
June 6, 2013 Jersey Canada has announced that Anna's photo of Daisy graces the front cover of the June 2013/July 2013 issue of the Canadian Jersey Breeder!
Dad is really good about doing his research before buying new things, so we asked him to research tractors and find out which one was the best tractor for our farm. All we knew is that we wanted a Kubota, and in the end we bought a brand new M5640 tractor with an LA1002 bucket from Avenue Machinery in Vernon, BC.
Peter, Anna, and I aren't just siblings now - we're partners too! We made our first major farm purchase together on March 19, 2013, buying a brand new Kubota tractor.
It was a really good price because Kubota is phasing this model of tractor out. In addition, this tractor was made in late 2009 and sat in Avenue Machinery's lot for the past three years, where they put 61 kilometers on it.
Peter, Anna, and I are so happy that we saved our paychecks from the past year and could buy this tractor for our farm. I think that the family is pretty pleased with the new tractor too. :)