One Week Early



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Girl one, from outside: Mom, we don’t have to worry about when Anabelle is having her calf anymore.

Me, not getting it: Why’s that?

Girl one: She already had it.

Me still not getting it: Are you sure?

Girl one pointing: Look


So very, very happy news. Anabelle pulled this off in twenty minutes. She was lying down pregnant when we drove in from seeing friends, and calf was out by the time we changed our clothes to go outside. All pictures are of few minutes old calf with very new mom. In case you can’t tell, we bred Miss mostly Charolais (pronounced Shar-lay) Anabelle with a Black Angus. And also in case you can’t tell, Black Angus cows can be the colour of night. Which would, by the way make an excellent name for the new calf, but it has been rejected. A few hours of political jockeying was followed by an intense hour of name discussions. We finally went to bed. Rejected names include:  Joey, Pierre, Felix, Night, Knight, Prince, Sir Eliot, Tumnus, Obsidian, Space, Pupil, Burger, Burnt Marshmellow, and others. Under strong consideration are Buster and King, although there is a lobby going for a name we haven’t thought of yet as long as it isn’t Buster or King.

18 Comments to One Week Early

  1. Bill Bushnell says:

    What a beautiful calf. Congratulations. How about Angus?

  2. Dan Jones says:

    Ah the joys of naming the animals. Looks like a nice calf.

  3. Samuel Jones says:

    My vote would be ROCK

  4. How beautiful and precious. New Life! Happy blessings to you and your family and of course Mommy Anabelle.

  5. Cindy says:

    He’s beautiful! Ebony? – good luck :-)

  6. Marilyn says:

    Beautiful boy, how about Licorice, RB says “Axle”

  7. claudia says:

    Awww so cute, cant wait to come and see him :)

  8. Carol Ann says:

    Hmm, a dignified little fellow, isn’t he? He needs a strong name befitting his Scoth (angus) French (Charlois is French?) heritage. Donnell means brave. Douglas means dark stream or dark river. Baby name books are so much fun!

  9. Rachel Bushnell says:

    What a happy, happy day! First sign of Spring!


  10. Weeeee! Its a boy. What fun. I’ll toss my suggestion into the hat. How about a nice manly name like Slate?

  11. Dee says:

    A mother after my own heart — get in a little snack while you can!

  12. Erma Joy Cann says:

    Beautiful ! He looks like Ink to me LOL

  13. Dale Sipple says:

    Beautiful! How about Nightlly? Wonderful photos Can’t wait to see him!! Annabelle is a great mom!!!

  14. dad says:

    Hey, Nice looking calf, I bet the name is chosen but Captain Midnight would fit nicely.

    Nice lines beautiful face all boy calf.. great

  15. Abby Savoie says:

    Great pictures! How fun!