The Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children in Fremont gained a two new resident babies this week. Meet the newest members of the 4-H livestock family. The Hereford/Angus cross (black and white calf) was born on February 24th at about 9:00 am, and the Charolais (white calf) was born on February 25th at 3:30 am. Both calves were born naturally without any pulling necessary. Mama Charolais is very protective, as evidenced by her stern glare at the camera.
Ice Jam on the Platte River
The ice jam on the Platte River is getting plenty of press. Not much has changed other than a new blowout next to the new $200K dike. The government did approve a $1.6M contract to rebuild the blowout that directly affects the Children’s Home by Ames, Nebraska. Fortunately, the ice jam is jamming the Ames blowout, so we are not affected – as of today.