I very much enjoyed last night’s Idol and could not have guessed the bottom three this week. I was surprised to see Chekezie sitting there and in the end the very one to leave the show. I liked that young man and will miss his smiling face. This has to be the very best top ten in Idol history and I am still having a difficult time picking a favorite. I like them all!
The calves made it through the torrential rains and high water. Ed went out this morning and all were accounted for. The sun is shining now and is a very welcome sight!
And I do mean rain! I emptied our rain gauge here in front of our house cause IT WAS RUNNING OVER! That gauge holds five inches and let me tell you, I emptied it hours ago and there is no telling how much more has fallen. But, get this… I AM NOT COMPLAINING! I promised to never complain about rain again. Remember all that whining I did a couple of years ago? Oh, I know you do!!!
When we went out this afternoon to check our cattle, we were shocked to see the ones at our north pasture crossing the creek which was flowing very swiftly and deep enough to reach the top of the bull’s back. Not so much a problem for him or the cows, but those tiny calves were following right along and DISAPPEARING out of sight briefly and making my heart stop! Thankfully, all made it through to the other side in that bunch. Who knows what happened to some out south of town. Part of them were on one side of the creek at the hay rings with the others across the creek waiting out the storm. I’m hoping they stayed put and didn’t force their babies to cross the rising water for that creek is twice as deep and ferocious.
I have a video, but it is too large to share online, just trust me when I say it was a scary situation and keep your fingers crossed we find them all alive and on high ground tomorrow.
I recently mentioned sweet Muffin was in a family way again. Today, March 15, 2008, she became Mama Kitty to five young’uns. That makes nine kittens in less than a year! I gave away the two girls from the last litter. Keep your fingers crossed I can find homes for these too. Her first litter had four totally different colored babies. This one has one solid white, one solid yellow, a yellow and white and two black and whites. Want one or even two? I’ll let you take them in about eight weeks… think about it!
Since Saturday Ed and I have been bottle feeding this calf. Her mama died not long after giving birth as she had already been down and sick for three days prior. Ed had given the cow shots and had kept her warm and fed, but she was in a very weakened state. We were surprised to drive out and see this calf healthy and wandering around the pasture bawling. Unfortunately, delivering the calf used the last bit of strength the cow had.
We brought her baby to our friend’s barn around the corner from our home so we could more easily care for her and she would be in a warm, dry place. Their mini-donkeys were terrified of her for a short time cause they had never seen a calf. You can briefly see one in the right hand side of the video. The actual footage shows both the donkeys she is sharing a pen with, but the movie file is too large to share online. I pared the video down to me calling her and her running out of the barn looking for me. I was sitting in my truck at the road and she was totally confused. She knew she heard my voice, but she didn’t know where I was. Animals are intelligent for it hasn’t taken her long to recognize the sounds that mean food!
This is the first time I’ve tried to edit a video and I still have a large file. When I tried to make it easier to download for those still on dialup, the quality of it was pit-i-ful! So, this is the best I can do until I learn more.
Well, I was correct about Kristy Lee Cook and David Hernandez being in the bottom three on Idol. My sincere apologies Ramiele, America chose Syesha Mercado to join Kristy and David. I have to admit I was shocked David was at the very bottom, I would have bet the farm Kristy would have been gone based on her song choice.
Dang people! You know what this means, don’t you? I can be wrong, but it doesn’t mean I have to like it!
I’ve admitted more than once to being addicted to American Idol. Although I did not watch the very first season, of all I’ve watched, this one is absolutely the best! I usually have a favorite by the time the top 12 are announced. This year; I have several!!!
I’m old enough to have owned the Beatles first records (and I hear Simon’s voice when typing that) when they came to the U. S., so tonight’s performances were mostly hits with me!
I’m thinking David Hernandez, Ramiele Malubay or Kristy Lee Cook are vulnerable tonight based on their song choices. These three people can sing and are more talented than some of the top finishers in other seasons, but you know what they say… “someone has to go home”! I can’t wait to see who it will be!