Ziggy didn’t have a calf last year as a two-year old. Hubby had considered selling her and Sundae, another heifer for whom A.I. (artificial insemination) was unsuccessful, but I lobbied to give them one more chance with an actual bull. My case was bolstered by the skyrocketing price of replacement heifers as well as our surplus of hay.
Ziggy and Sundae received conditional amnesty, but they always seemed rather melancholy. “Don’t worry,” I told them many times, “you’ll have a calf next year. It will be worth the wait!”
As of yesterday, Ziggy’s wait is over!
|Ziggy's new heifer, Brownie|
|No calf ever had a prouder, more doting mama|
“Instead of your shame, you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace, you will rejoice in your inheritance.” –ISAIAH 61:7 (NIV)