Friday, 3 May 2013

Oh Yes, I Live on a Farm

Hutterite colonies are big farms - most raise cows, pigs, turkeys, geese, ducks and chickens. I don't think I've ever posted anything on farm animal, except for dogs. It's safe to say that being in school all day, I almost forget that I live on a farm. (Yeah, more like a zoo around here some days.) Besides, I hardly ever go visit the animals. Having lived here all my life, well, it's just not on my list of things to do anymore.

However, today some of that changed - there was excitement in the air, and it was contagious. One of my students was happy to tell me, "There are twin calves in the cow barn where my dad works." Of course we had to go see these 'cute babies'. On our walk to the barn, my students informed me about the cats living in the barn. I'm thinking, 'Sorry kiddos, can't get too excited about those rub-against-your-leg-friends.' Cute on pictures and all...but no thanks, don't like the real life ones. No matter, the kids love them and could play with them all day. "But the dad cat is scared of us. He always runs away when we come visit." Hmmm, I'll be just fine with that cat.

So here then is a glimpse of our moo-moo, meow-meow life:

The Twins - a few days old

a closer look at the smaller of the two

And on that farm there was a cat...

The 'scared' father cat.

We can't leave without petting the new babies, with Mama Cat standing guard.
Bye-bye twins. We'll come back again.

I'm not sure I'll ever feature pig babies. (-:


  1. Oh, I love the babies! We have some new calves right now, and I love watching them play a little when I get home in the afternoon. Enjoyed this-

  2. c'mon! baby pigs are cute too! but I would avoid getting the mother pig in the pictures! lol

  3. LOVE IT!! I think I enjoy farm animals so much because I don't have to feed or clean up after them. This makes me want to go visit a farm now. Thanks for sharing and bring on the pictures ~ they're fun for us non-farm-folks. LOL


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