Blackie, little red & the baldy twins



“I’m not afraid of you and that camera. In fact, my mama told me I’m extremely photogenic. I just hope the other calves don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.”





“You’re what?! Just LOOK at me. This color didn’t come out of a bottle, Mister. This is me … au natural. My hair looks like flickering flames in the sun … if anyone around here is beautiful, it’s most certainly ME.”





“Hold it right there, Red! There’s so much beauty in this family they had to make two of us to carry the load. Just look at these beauty marks — Cindy Crawford, eat your heart out!”





“What are they fightin’ about, Mama? I thought you said all babies are beautiful? Right? I’m beautiful, too, Mama. Aren’t I?”





“Oh, darling. You ARE beautiful … inside and out! Now you march right over to those little bullies and show ’em who’s boss … “

“Wait! Give Mama a kiss before you go!”



Don’t look! Here comes that new kid. Look away! Look away!”

“Avoid eye contact … maybe he won’t see us!”

“Doh! His Mama! Watch out for his Mama!”




“Blackie! Little Red! And you there … don’t you turn away when I’m talking to you!

I know you think you’re the three calf-cateers, but you play nice with everybody! Got it?”

“Yes ma’am.”

“Little Red?”

“Yeah, ok.”

“Yeah, ok, what?”

“Yeah, ok, yes ma’am. I will play with the new kid …”

“That’s better! Now run along, all of you. And don’t let me catch you racing across the pasture again, either. Or there will be no after-dinner snacks for any of you!”




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  • comment-avatar
    Georgia Peach April 16, 2010 (7:09 am)

    Beautiful pictures. Are these calves on your farm or your brother’s or up the hill?

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    Mother Goose April 16, 2010 (7:49 am)

    How adorable! Wonderfully written as usual! Papa will be so proud!

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    Nashville April 16, 2010 (12:51 pm)

    Too cute! Love this time of year when all the calves are playing together.