Sad day on the farm

When people think of life on a farm, they usually think of how nice it will be.  The chickens, cows, growing your own food…it sounds pretty romantic doesn’t it?

Well for the most part it is.  I love living this life.  It is a lot of work sometimes but I love sitting on my porch or up in the barn loft and just breathing it all in.  Once in a while it is sad, hard and frustrating.

Today was one of those days.  I woke to Chloe our Dexter in labor.  I have been preparing for this for so long.  A few hours into her pushing, I realized that something was wrong.  After what seemed like all morning on the phone with the vet and in the barn with Chloe and my cowboy neighbors it turned out that the calf was breached and not only that but it was stillborn.  I hate to share sad stuff like this on my blog.  I want to always make this blog a fun, inspiring place to visit but today this is my reality. That is life on the farm, you have to take the good with the bad and move on.

7 Responses to Sad day on the farm

  1. Felt On The Fly April 18, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    Awwww….I'm so sorry to hear about this. It's a sobering reminder about the flip side of all the 'wonderful' in our lives. Thinking of you,Janet – FeltOnTheFly

  2. Fugzilla April 9, 2011 at 6:30 am #

    I grew up on a farm, and I know how this sort of loss can be. ((((Hugs))))

  3. molly April 8, 2011 at 11:36 am #

    as hard and sad as it is, you are doing great! We lost a calf last year and I was ready to throw in the towel. you keep going lady, ups and downs, it is worth it, just not right now:(

  4. Resweater April 7, 2011 at 11:47 pm #

    I am so sorry. I feel so bad for you, and your poor cow.

  5. Josée April 7, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    How sad… it is so difficult when things like this happen especially when you prepare and anticipate celebrating new life.

  6. Josette April 7, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

    I am so sorry! 🙁

  7. Teresa April 7, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    Sorry about your loss. My daughter was over as I first read it. Her dream is to marry a farmer and be an old fashion farmer's wife. I told there is also a sad side. Well not much luck of her finding one here in Southern California, do you have any single farmers for her?Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

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