Well, not quite milking, but there is a calf here somewhere.
When I was growing up, we always had calves, and I almost always had one to enter at the local Calf Club Day at Te Hihi Primary School. We had Decorated Vehicle competitions, the push bikes had crepe paper intertwined through the spokes, some Dads had made little carts or trailers for tiny animals, and most of us had a calf or yearling. The tails would have been plaited the night before, hooves scrubbed and cleaned, ( Lux flakes were the very thing for a shiny coat and tail) coats brushed every day for weeks before, and the practising of walking, stopping, walking backwards, and finally stopping before the judge. This was in a square roped off area. All very serious stuff!!
Here I am, with my yearling, she has a ribbon, or two, outside the yard at the milking shed on our farm.The top winners went on to compete at the Franklin A&P show in Pukekohe.
And here I am,complete with plaits, and freckles!!! Maybe about 1949 or 1950!!! Vintage years indeed.
Today, Day 8 of the 12 days blog hop, will see some more wonderful blogs to visit. You can start at
I have an inkling that Katie Mae is very busy, but looking at her blog, know we will find something exciting.
Next up is Paige at
Visit her blog and marvel at the wonderful project, all detailed for you. Enjoy it, I know I did so much.
Now hop on to to see Susan at
I scrolled down her posts, and there was a Innova long arm machine!!! So I am wondering what will be in store for us today?
One more day and I will be showing you something from my little corner of the world. Be warned, it is long, wordy, full of photos, so make a coffee, or pour a glass of wine, and sit a while with me .
Quotation of the day , author unknown
“ Memories are treasures
that pop up when least expected”
Greetings from Jean.