Friday, October 1, 2010

But It's Really All About Ali Ali...

This was Marigold when we brought her home almost two years ago.
And here she is today, a mother and a milk cow.
 Ali Ali has watched the goings on of the past few days with unabashed disapproval. Why, he asks, is this silly cow getting all the attention? Why are my people spending all their time with her? After all, it's all about ME, isn't it?

Once they got a whiff of the fresh warm milk, Ali Ali and Otis both decided that perhaps there was something to all of this cow foolishness. Now if Claui would just set that pail down so a dog could get his face in it . . .
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22 comments:

Marilyn said...

Love your take on a dog's life on a farm - love your photos too.

Joan said...

I had a bit of catching up to do Vicki..and there has been a birth! Wonderful photos. Beautiful mother and baby. Poor dog..nose out of joint!

Bernie said...

I think your dogs are lucky to live on your farm. Love the pictures especially the baby calf.
......:-) Hugs

Miss_Yves said...

When I see all your wonderful photos about your farm, your garden, your library , about your job as a writer, as a housewife and so on, I wonder if a day only counts 24 hours for you, and when you sleep !

Brian Miller said...

nice. mabe they could get just a splash...they do seem rather intent...

Star said...

I have loved following Marigold's adventures. She is beautiful and so is her calf. I envy you (in a nice way) to be able to be so close to these wonderful animals. I'm blowing a kiss over the pond for mother and babe.
Blessings, Star

Pat in east TN said...

I also got a kick out of looking at farm life through a dog's eyes. Isn't it funny that they think we live in their world instead of them living in ours? LOL

Louise said...

Wise dogs, to know that there is good stuff in that pail.

Mama-Bug said...

Love this! All of your animals are wonderful. Great photos.

Vicki Lane said...

Ali Ali is such a brat -- his snub little nose is badly out of joint.

Miss Yves -- quite soon Justin and Claui will do almost all the milking. I do sleep -- believe me -- and I don't take pictures of the many things that are left undone around here.

Jill said...

I love that first picture of Marigold. What a cute face! Your dogs are so shiny. They must get a bit of that fresh milk.

Kath said...

Marigold is such a beauty!
Your photographs make tough days so much better!
Thank you,
Kath

Kaye Barley said...

All this is just too fun! Thank you, Vicki, for sharing it with us.

Victoria said...

Great pictures! I loved the ones in the previous post of Mama Marigold and baby Bubba, too.

I'm loving "The Day of Small Things" (except for one chapter - I'm sure you know which one I mean. I can see why it was necessary, though).

R. Burnett Baker said...

Oh, reminds me of my days raising registered Angus for 4H and FFA. One of my bulls, "BeeBee" grew to around 3000 pounds and was a gentle as a puppy. We shared many quiet afternoons together just sitting in the pasture...

Rick

Carol@The Writers Porch said...

Ahwwwwwwwwwww! Fresh milk! You know I'm green with envy right now knowing you're feeling all smug with them chickens in the freezer and that milk in the fridge! HA!
XOXO

Bouncin' Barb said...

Awww...how nice of you to acknowledge the others so they don't feel so neglected..haha. So sweet. Love the pictures. Cows are beautiful.

Vicki Lane said...

I'm so glad you all are enjoying the ongoing saga of Marigold. She is settling down nicely and no longer requires a four person pit crew at each milking -- I actually slept in this morning till 7:30!

Victoria -- very necessary, alas!

Rick - We had a Brahma cow once, a beautiful thing who, if I sat down by her would lay her head in my lap.

Pretty smug, Carol!

Vagabonde said...

I looked at your cow with envy – all this wonderful milk! The last time I had fresh milk directly from a cow was in 1971. We had gone for a week’s vacation in he Pennsylvania farm country, on a farm. It tasted so good, I can still remember it after all those years.

Reader Wil said...

Lovely rural atmosphere, Vicki! I love the country side. Towns are very crowded in my country and noisy too.

maría cecilia said...

How I miss fresh mild from my younger days!!!!! It was something that I adore to drink...
cariños

Vicki Lane said...

I've never been a fan of drinking milk. But I love it in my coffee and I ADORE homemade butter, yoghurt, and cheese. And fresh heavy cream -- oh wonderful!