Monday, January 26, 2009

Hello everyone!!

We are all well and fine, Milk Man is doing much better - I KNOW its because of all the prayers and thoughts! Thank you for all the love we are feeling. I am going to be gone from home for a few days - my part time job needs me to be somewhere else.... we have a 4 hour trip ahead us.. My mom, Lispy, Milk Dud and myself will be gone - I will try to blog from the hotel if they have service! LOVE to you all and see you all SOON - When I get back there will be LOTS bloggin and that I promise!!!! Here is a gratuitous photo - ENJOY!!!
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So do you all think he is getting big or what???? He LOVES the powder off of donuts and of course the Milk Man LOVES to give them to him.

OH one more thing - CONTEST!!! Tell me what these are for and you will get a $50 gift card for K-Mart..... I will pick a winner out of those who get it right. LOVE YOU ALL -

Heidi

43 comments:

Mrs Mom said...

Calf pulling chains ;)

MISS YOU SISTA! Kiss those babies from me, and have a very safe trip!!

DayPhoto said...

Hay HOOKS! Ours look a little different, but on the same order.

Have a safe trip!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Diane said...

I used to live on a farm and those are calf pulling chains. I never had to actually do the pulling, but I've seen it done. Yep, those are calf pulling chains alright.

Susan said...

Stay safe and warm. Hope you are going 4 hours south, at least.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

MilkMan gave ya a new pair of earrings?

KC said...

Missed you, glad milk man is doing better. Milk dude has the best facial expressions and is growing like a weed!! Have a fun and safe trip. Take care


I think they are calf pulling chains I have only seen them a few times at my uncles farm.

Erica said...

Gosh darn it...just when I thought I had enough blogs to read...I found you from the Country Doctor's site. Eventually I will be able to do nothing all day but read blogs of women who lead interesting farm-based lives from my sterile office with fluorescent lighting.

I believe that they are calf chains.

Mrs. B said...

I LOVE that comment about new earrings. THAT was funny!!!

I do believe that those are calf pulling chains. (I used to date a farmer.)

Glad that Milk Man is feeling better.....those powdered lips of milkdud's are just irresistable!

Have a SAFE and ENJOYABLE trip.

GreenRanchingMom said...

Ooohhh, you should NOT have to use these on a dairy farm! They are ob chains and hooks. To pull calves. EEEK, I just went and found mine, hope I don't have to use them on any heifers this year.

Kat said...

Calf pulling chains and OB handles :) .

Peggy said...

Someone already guessed the right answer. they are used to pull newborn calves. We had a dairy farm for 17 years and I have used them alot!

yvettel said...

calf puller chains and handles

eclecticallyyours said...

I'm going with calf pulling chains too....because that sounds really good.

Cutie baby!

Heide said...

Those are used to pick up bales of hay! Hope you have a good couple of days away from the farm.

Heide said...

Okay, so if I'd read the comments written by people who know what they're talking about then I'd have known the hooks are Calf-Pulling Hooks and not hay grabbing hooks. Sorry, only chickens and goats in my livestock experience. Cheers!

Living on the Spit said...

Those are definitely calf pulling chains!!!

Have a safe and quick trip!

Milk Dud needs to come stay with me for a while...I will give him all the hugs and kisses and sugar donuts he can stand!!! He IS getting so big.

Love ya,

Marlene

Karen Deborah said...

well as LONG s you post farm paraphernalia I can't win. But my question is well these OB hooks and chains for calves also work on sheap? goats? Barnyard bears? Mothers of triplets?
Just wonderin how useful they are. Baby looks so full of sugsr can't imagine him with his lips covered in it, slurp it off I guess. he's beyootiful. tell milkman to keep hangin we're pullin for em.

Elizabeth78 said...

Very familiar with those necessary items for every dairy farm.

Those are Pulling Chains.

They are used to help pull out the calf from the Mother Cow when she is done pushing or just to help speed the delivery along!

Liz in PA

Suzanne said...

Yep, to pull those baby calves out into the cold, cold world.

- Suzanne

deb said...

ok, they look like calf pulling chains to me......I Love your blog!!!

COFFEE MAN said...

i believe thos were first created in the early 1800 as a way to get lazy milmaids out of bed in the morning , You wrap the chain around her feet see and grab the handles and hook them in the chain , pulling very very hard ( depends on size of tookis on said milkmaid) you are generally able to get her outa bed in time for her to make breakfast

Mama Hen said...

Okay, cutest pic ever. His little lips are puckered just right.

I think those are calf pulling chains for when the calf is stuck in the momma. Poor momma cow.
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Sara said...

Definitely calf pulling chains.

Weird, because I was just going to post a picture of the pig pulling forceps.

Stay warm!

Crystal D said...

Calf Puller.

Nancy said...

I am so far behind in reading blogs due to health problems. ANyhow, I am back!

Love that pic of little (?) Milk Dud! He is darling!!! I can't much balme him for liking that powdered sugar off the doughnuts!!! LOL He's a ral cutie pie!!! And growing so fast!!!

Have a safe trip for your work!

((( HUGS )))

Nancy said...

Oh, those hooks look like the things you clang to call the guys in to eat! I don't know! LOL

((( HUGS )))

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Amy said...

OB Chains and hooks.

Willow Witch said...

Well, I know what they are but.... I really like Coffee Man's answer!LOL

krueth said...

I also believe they are for calf pulling..I remember them from the farm days LONG ago....

DJ said...

My grandfather has a beef cattle farm.

He's got a set of those ob chains & hooks too :)

thats my guess on what they are anyhow, assuming you don't have other uses for them? lol

that boy of yours is getting big! such a cutie too!

LDF said...

Coffee man's answer made me spit out my tea and near fall off my chair laughing! Definately calf pulling hooks and chains. Hay hooks have pointier hooks.

Love that little sugary mouth! He's sure getting big.

Greenmare said...

they are for picking up hay bales.
and that baby is ADORABLE!!! and getting HUGE! you can post photos of those cutie pie boys any time at all!!! I am finishing up raising 4 girls so I enjoy the "blue" stuff!

Amber said...

Those are calf pulling chains...for those times of trouble...That baby is adorable. Love your blog.

Doreen said...

Well..i do believe they are hay hooks..but I love the comment on the earrings!! To funny.

Your little one is simply adorable!!!!

Have a great trip.

Doreen

Thirkellgirl said...

Suzanne (the Farmer's Wife) mentioned that you live in Wisconsin and I had to follow her link. My daughter's spending the year in Cable, and is also Very Cold, lol. Like your blog, will be back!

lovey said...

calf pullers, for sure!!!!!!!!!

Dandelionmom said...

yeah, I'm going with Bovine obstetric tools too--would have been more fun to have the contest be the most creative use that is NOT what they are for LOL--like maybe a winch to get Aunty Norma's monstrously huge fruitcake from the oven?

Glad your man is healing!

Margo :-) said...

Calf pullers.... just because that is what everyone else said!! LOL

KimberleeRobin said...

My grandparents had a farm while i was growing up, they are for birthing calfs

St. Fairsted Farm said...

Yep, Calf pulling chains. Thank the lord I've only had to pull three calves in my life and would be happy not to ever do so again. Unfortunately we do not have K-marts in our area, so please do not include me in the contest.

St. Fairsted Farm said...

I just read the comments and Yes Coffee Man (by far) has the most creative answer. LMAO!

Karen Deborah said...

just let us know how your coping with all these difficulties and hopeing for good news.hows the weather?