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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Leap Day!

Today is Leap Day, that day that only comes every four years during Leap Year.  I've seen various pictures around the web that show animals leaping or people leaping and it made me think of days gone by here on our little farm.  

Mike raised several calves by feeding them from a bottle and growing them to feeder weight and then, with a heavy heart, sold them to be fed out for beef.  It would always take him weeks or a month to build up his courage to take the calves off to the sale barn toward their new life because he had grown so attached to them, making them a part of his heart.

The calf shown above was one who had a wonderful 'personality' and we often laughed at him.  He LOVED to eat and when we would go to the barn and give a shout for the calves to come for their daily feeding of grain, this calf would come running, leaping, and bounding with all the exuberance of a child in a candy store.

That year, like this one, we had lots of rain and LOTS of mud.  So, these photos show the calf leaping through the mud to come into the barn for his grain.

I hope you embrace today with the same excitement and that it has the same satisfying opportunities that the grain feeding did for this calf.
Happy Leap Day!

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