Thursday, February 4, 2010

Out with the old and in with the new...

Well, my calves from last spring are all sold now. Jacob and I headed into town around 4:00 to see if they'd been sold yet and to watch the sale if they weren't yet. When we went into the main office and asked the lady there if "Cora Bornemanns" calves had been sold yet, she said, "Hmmm... I thought I saw a name like that come through here... Let me check."
She dug through some files and then pulled out a piece of paper that had a check attached to the bottom of it.
"Here it is." She handed the page to me.
"Oh, thank you!" I looked at the paper with baited breath--to see if the sum was enough to cover my operating loan payment that's due on Tuesday... Yes, it was enough--and then some. I'm praising the Lord so very much tonight!!!

So, that was the "Out with the old" part...

The "In with the new" came to me in a loader bucket this morning--a new black bull calf from one of my cows! He needed some warming up and, later, when we took him back out to his mommy, she was obviously not going to take care of him, so he ended up back in the barn and I bottle fed him his supper. Hopefully tomorrow we can get Mrs. Trouble in one of the barns and then hopefully she'll still remember her baby...

Enough cow talk for now though...

I heard a beautiful song on the radio when I was making supper and later looked it up on You-Tube. I'd like to share it with you now, if you have a few moments.~

"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run,
and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint."

Isaiah 40:31


Rachel said...

Dear Cora

God is so wonderful! So glad you got a good price for your calves! :)

I love the Isaiah 40:31 scripture. We sing a song with this as the chorus.

Keep well and God bless you.
Lots of love,

Rachel said...

Praise the Lord!!! :D I am sooo happy for you sweetie! :D And I'm glad your new addition is doing well too! ;D Hugs!! :D

Oh, what a special and beautiful song! :D I loved all the pictures that went along with it too. :) Thank you for sharing it with us Cora Beth! :D

I hope you are doing well! :D Have a Blessed Weekend dear friend!

Love and Hugs!
~(The Other) Rachel~ ;) HeHe!

Hannah said...

Hi Cora!
That is wonderful that you were able to get a good price for your calves =D.
I like baby cows so much! We don't know if we will get any calves for sure this year =C. We aren't going to get Mocha bred until this fall, Lilac has not been able to get bred at all for the past couple years, and the little heifer might be bred but time will tell. We have a little jersey bull calf and once he is bigger we will be able to get our cows bred without the hassle of trying to get them over to a farm at the right time. We don't know if we are going to keep Lilac or not. It is kind of sad to think of getting rid of her, but a sterile cow is not much good :).
I did not listen to the song because our internet is slow "high speed" and it take a several minutes to download movies and such. I like Isaiah 40:31 alot. Isaiah is one of my favorite books in the bible. A favorite verse of mine is Isaiah 58:11. (I may have shared that before- did I?)

Cora Beth said...

Dear Rachels~
Thank you once again for your sweet comments! You are both such dear friends... :)

Dear Hannah~
I'm sorry to hear that your cows may not be bred, as I fully know what that means! I have a cow who doesn't take very well and am going to have to sell her this year. Also, Jacob's thinking he's going to have to sell his cow, Lilac, as she keeps on batteling with mastitis in one quarter--no matter how well we milk her out. It's so sad to get rid of milk cows, as they become like pets, don't they?

I don't think you shared that about Isaiah before, but I looked up the verese just now and can see why you like it so much. :)

Thank you for your comment!