Yes we have more babies. . . I think I blogged about when we had Little Joe. . . probably until you got tired of hearing about him! Well in the past 10 days we have had three more babies.  All right I know that the cows did all the work  . . .but they were born here at Smiling J Farm!

 Brown Sugar was the first to have her baby.   I had gone in to the office on my day off (it was Friday, the 25th) and got a call from Troy that we had a new calf!  We were very surprised since we didn’t expect the ladies to deliver so soon.  My fault for not recording the dates of “encounters” with the bull.  Troy thought they would be birthing in the fall. . .  

Then the next week later we awoke on a Saturday to another baby!  This time is was Sugars best friend Tina who was the momma.   We were concerned about being able to tell them apart since the babies are both black.  But of course the mommas know their own babies! 

Not to be left out, three days after Tina’s baby was born, Gretchen birthed her little one!  She is the most doting of the three mothers and it’s great to watch.  All three are girls and they all have the same sire.  His name is Mini-Mack and he is a short-legged Dexter Bull.  

  Troy says that we may have to keep Mack around for a little while now that we know he throws great girls.   No freezer for Mack!

So now we had to come up with names for all three. . . Had to go cute since we have Angelina and Joe Lee!  This is what we plan on calling them:   Brown Sugar has Spice (because we all know that is what little girls are made of); Tina is momma to  Louise (Tina Louise played Ginger on Gilligan’s Island),  and Gretchen’s baby has yet to be named. . .  I just can’t think of any one with that name. . . If anyone has suggestions, we’re open for them.  I’ve even googled it and didn’t know those folks.  We could go with a German name to go with Gretchen.  We’ll see. 

MEanwhile we’ll enjoy watching the girls play in the pasture together and grow! 

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