Today is November 2nd. By most accounts not a particularly fascinating day. Its a Monday. Its warm and sunny but a bit windy. And if not for what happened seven years ago today, it would pass by like any other.
But it isn't any other day.
Seven years ago today, Frieland Rex Bingo, a non-descript Holstein cow of mine, had the most fantastic black heifer calf.
To be named... Frieland Z Mandolin Rain. She would, the next two consecutive years, be named Junior Champion Holstein at the Altamont Fair. To date has shown every year but this summer. She is a big sweet gentle giant of a cow. Who has given me 3 gorgeous heifers, two by Fustead Emory Blitz and one by Silky Cousteau, and two real nice bull calves, one a cross bred and the other by Roylane Jordan.
And so, today is Mandy my most beloved living cow's birthday (sorry old gal, Dixie is still number one over all, you are a single point behind). She got a special birthday breakfast treat of some fancy second cutting alfalfa clover mix hay, and a huge extra hug, and lots of pets and scratches. Yes I love my cows dearly.
So, for all of my friends pleasure, the song Mandy is named for by Bruce Hornsby, Mandolin Rain
For Lack of Attention—-Sunday, April 30, 2017
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