Snippets: Seeing Double Edition

☆ March 21, 2017

seeing double

These are twins. They are identical except one has a black dot over her left eye and one has a black dot over her right eye. CUTENESS.

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Do you think eagles ever get lonely?

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I made yogurt from a gallon of cream. I’m going to do it again.

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Little Bear, my bottle baby calf, now has a real cow mama! A beautiful cow had a stillborn calf yesterday, which is terribly sad and unfortunate, but we brought her home and, long story short, I sat in the barn playing cupid with cows and it’s a love match!

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I have so many calving stories to share and no time to type them…BECAUSE…..

I’m hard at work (and by that I mean wild-haired and obsessed)
on A NEW BOOK.

It involves Charlie.

Details soon.
(really soon!!)

Comments

37 Responses to “Snippets: Seeing Double Edition”

  1. Amy
    March 21st, 2017 @ 7:28 am

    Okay, this is all very exciting news, but I can’t stop thinking about what yogurt made from fresh cream tastes like. And if you use a gallon to start with, do you end up with a gallon of yogurt?

  2. Patr
    March 21st, 2017 @ 7:30 am

    “wild-haired and obsessed” – GOOD for you – especially if you look back over the last two years. Doesn’t it feel great!?!?!?

    Now – I need to get a burr under my tail and get all haired up too! (term from my dear mother)

  3. Monika
    March 21st, 2017 @ 7:39 am

    Yay, and yay again!

  4. hello haha narf
    March 21st, 2017 @ 8:21 am

    those twins! LOVE!
    i don’t think eagles get lonely.
    i like yogurt. is making it a life changing experience?
    thank you for taking such great care of your cows. you give me hope in humanity.
    BOOKBOOKBOOK! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!
    :)

  5. DeeAnne
    March 21st, 2017 @ 8:56 am

    Woooooooo. All good news. Well except that little still born.

    When Eagles get lonely they go to conventions.

    Homemade yogurt is the best….

  6. shreve
    March 21st, 2017 @ 9:01 am

    A ~ It’s insane. It’s SMOOTH. It’s not as tart as regular yogurt (I think the science is there’s less carbs in cream than milk, so less food for the yogurt beasties to ferment). The balance between richness and subtle tartness is basically ecstasy in my book. And yes – with yogurt you end up with the amount you began with. :)

    HHN ~ It might be life changing… :) It’s really easy and way cheaper than buying deluxe yogurt (like Strauss). Do you have an Instant Pot? It’s SO easy in one.

  7. Susie Brandt
    March 21st, 2017 @ 9:11 am

    Woohoo! Happy calving season. Can’t wait for your book. Have given copies several times to friends. Don’t stop writing. Happy Hugs.

  8. Caitlin Sullivan
    March 21st, 2017 @ 9:31 am

    Keep writing your book, Shreve! We’ll be fine! If you get the wild hair, let it tickle you fully!

  9. Krisper
    March 21st, 2017 @ 10:00 am

    I am so EXCITED about a new book from you!! Can’t wait, well hardly. AND I hope that it will be in hard copy too, so that it can sit proudly on my bookshelf once read!!

  10. Deborah
    March 21st, 2017 @ 10:17 am

    Your Insta of that Bear calf is adorable. I’m so glad he has a mama now. And those twins!

    I look forward to your book, as well as more SBB — that stuff is SO GOOD. Bless your wild hair; honor it and we’ll deal with the fallout. (c:

  11. mj
    March 21st, 2017 @ 11:29 am

    Yippee to the book! Congrats on the match making. Love the twins:)

  12. Sally
    March 21st, 2017 @ 11:31 am

    Love all your news! Regarding eagles, we get lots of eagle visitors at The Wild Animal Sanctuary where I volunteer, especially in the winter. They love to wait until the big cats start to snooze after a meal, swoop down and snatch up the leftovers. I have seen up to 12 eagles sitting around on tall poles just enjoying the sun and scoping out the next meal. And had six fly over just feet above my head. They seem anything but lonely to me. Even if its just one eagle, they seem so content in their world. How cool would it be to be able to soar like that!

  13. penny in co
    March 21st, 2017 @ 12:03 pm

    WOOT!!!!!!!

  14. mlaiuppa
    March 21st, 2017 @ 1:37 pm

    You must be swimming in milk.

    Have you ever considered going into cheese making?

  15. Autumn Canter
    March 21st, 2017 @ 2:27 pm

    Mirror image twins perhaps?

  16. Nova lockhart
    March 21st, 2017 @ 4:27 pm

    Sounds like you are a busy lady, Shreve !!! I can hardly wait to read your new book. Since I enjoyed your first one about Charlie, I have no doubt that this new one will be great.

    Sorry to hear of the calf that didn’t make it, but am happy that things turned out well for the one that needed a mommy.

    All the best to you all ~

    Nova (in Vancouver, Canada)

  17. Theresa Szpila
    March 21st, 2017 @ 4:46 pm

    Love the “mirror” twins – do they also have “mirror” names?

    Sorry about the stillborn calf, but so glad Bear got a Mom. Hope the rest of calving season goes well and all moms and calves make it.

    I think the only time eagles may get lonely is when they first fledge/leave the nest and before they find their life’s mate. After that, they’ve got more permanent togetherness than many humans.

    Sooooo glad to hear about the book and can’t wait to hear more!

    Hugs and blessings,
    T.

  18. Phyllis
    March 21st, 2017 @ 5:11 pm

    NEW BOOK! Especially excited because it’s Charlie. Read first one twice. And was the impetus for our out-west trip.

  19. Laura
    March 21st, 2017 @ 9:33 pm

    cutest twins ever!! can’t wait for your new book ;)

  20. Dave Wallace
    March 22nd, 2017 @ 2:52 am

    Names like “Kay” and “Yak”?

  21. Marian
    March 22nd, 2017 @ 8:22 am

    Love the twins!! And the yogurt sounds quite yummy – do you “fruit it up” as my hubby accuses me of doing?

    As for the book – can’t wait!

  22. Angel
    March 22nd, 2017 @ 8:23 am

    Or Ava and Hannah? They are not palindromes of each other, but each one is a mirror name in and of itself.

  23. Angel
    March 22nd, 2017 @ 8:24 am

    Ooh, or Aidan and Nadia? (This is fun.)

  24. Holly
    March 22nd, 2017 @ 10:25 am

    Love the twins, but am so excited about the new book…..can’t wait……

  25. Judy
    March 22nd, 2017 @ 2:48 pm

    So much wonderful news, especially about the book!

  26. Maggie R
    March 22nd, 2017 @ 4:49 pm

    I think people here will really love this – a mini cow living with her dog friends at a sanctuary. It’s adorable.
    https://www.thedodo.com/moonpie-miniature-cow-dogs-2323700404.html

  27. Torre
    March 22nd, 2017 @ 8:03 pm

    I love the twins! genetics are fascinating!

    hmmmm i don’t know that I have seen a lone eagle – i must be seeing them during nesting/breeding time now that I think of it. they just might if they are by themselves.

    oh yay Little Bear – so glad a cow adopted him.

    and Book! :)

  28. Torre
    March 22nd, 2017 @ 8:05 pm

    Maggie R – I know of Rocky Ridge from Facebook – I recognized some of the dogs. AR is my home state and I love to learn of rescue groups like this.

  29. Marci
    March 22nd, 2017 @ 10:28 pm

    First to Maggie R. the mini cow hangin’ with the dogs is great…I love The Dodo.com.

    Shreve – what do you mean by an Instant pot. I’m a yogurt fiend and would love to try it.

    Little Bear got a new mama and mama got a new baby.

    All your calving stories will have to go in your next book!
    Big Hugs for All.
    M

  30. Maggie Yount
    March 22nd, 2017 @ 11:07 pm

    Eep! I haven’t had time to look at your blog in ages. This is so exciting!!

  31. shreve
    March 23rd, 2017 @ 6:48 am

    I’m loving all the names!!!
    And the eagle info!

    M ~ It’s a pressure cooker that’s a little “gaget-y”, but way less scary than oldie pressure cookers. It’s awesome for yogurt, hard boiled eggs (you can actually get the peel off fresh farm eggs!!), rice, roasts, etc.

  32. LJ
    March 23rd, 2017 @ 10:20 am

    Super-excited!!!!

  33. Julie
    March 27th, 2017 @ 5:46 pm

    I was very excited to hear that you are writing a new book on Charlie!! Yayyy

    I so loved your original book on Charlie, and have followed you ever since, with all your farming adventures with the cattle. I love Sir Baby!

    You are a gem, Shreve!

  34. Lois Rubin
    March 30th, 2017 @ 1:05 pm

    I am very much looking forward to your new book.

  35. rockrat
    March 31st, 2017 @ 8:31 pm

    Do eagles get lonely? How you’re built kind of determines what you prefer.

    Eagles are extremely mobile hunters, and like motorcyclists, the sensory overload that comes with observation and speed is all the stimulation they could ask for. And their families are 10 miles away so you don’t see them, but they do. And they probably think being a cow must suck.

    Cows on the other hand, are not excessively mobile, they’re more stimulated by intimacy, and they’re prey animals, so they’re more likely to really enjoy nightclubbing in groups. And they probably think being an eagle must suck.

    Or they marry each other.

  36. Janabelle
    April 3rd, 2017 @ 2:47 pm

    Oh, yay! I’m so excited for a new book from you! I absolutely love the first one and have read it multiple times.

    The twins are beautiful, by the way!

  37. Good job
    April 18th, 2017 @ 8:27 am

    Good post, keep

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