Doing Things Differently

There is always that one sibling that insists on doing things differently. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is our litter of kittens from summer-2014. The backwards kitten (“Kit”) is a unique personality. Since this picture was taken, she survived a 10-day solo excursion into the wilds of our farm (when cats disappear that long around here, it is extremely rare for them to return), mysteriously lost a few inches of her tail, and is currently lobbying for a promotion to house cat.

Momma cat, “Cleo-cat-ra”, is a stellar farm cat, keeping the vermin population at a reasonable level. She seems to have inherited good genes from her grandmother “Sweety“). The kids are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the next litter of kittens from Cleocatra. We saw an orange tom cat around the farm two months ago, so we might have a new color to add to our furball collection.

So, who is the one in your family that insists on doing things their own way?


About jheem

I grew up on a diversified dairy farm in southeast South Dakota where I learned how to throw a hay bale, pull a calf, deal with death, and "name" the cows. I was in 4H and FFA, and was privileged to serve as a state FFA officer. In college, I studied animal science, focusing on beef cows, mostly because I figured they were less work than dairy cows....I ended up with a Masters Degree in ruminant nutrition and went to work for the University of Nebraska, first as a research tech coordinating data collection for a swine unit and beef feedlot on a research farm and then as an extension educator. In my current job, I focus on environmental issues related to animal agriculture (which is a nice way of saying I talk about manure alot). My husband and I live and work on a seedstock cattle operation in northeast Nebraska. You can learn more about our cattle operation by visiting my husband's blog at
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