Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Everyone Likes a Happy Ending, But ...
But not every story has a happy ending, even when we do everything in our power to influence the outcome. Such was the case for a baby calf born on Sunday. Randy checked heifers before we left for church. He didn't see any eminent births, so off we went.
After we got home from Sunday School, he checked them again. And he discovered a baby had been born while we were in town. The mama had cleaned it off, but the winter wind was blowing hard from the north, creating a wicked, below-zero wind chill, and the new baby was cold.
No one ever likes losing calves. But, despite our best efforts, Old Man Winter can be a hard opponent to battle. Death is a fact of life.