Spring Calving Season is Here Again
Our first calf was born on March 4th and since then we’ve had six more, two this morning. I didn’t get to see any of them until Sunday and those four were quite lively. They’ve all been smaller than usual and one of the two born this morning in low 20 degree temps and high winds is not doing well. Eddie says it’s very weak but is getting up, when it’s up his mom is laying down. He took me to see the spring her and their new babes on Sunday afternoon.
They were spread all over the hill eating grain until they heard the old gray Dodge start down the driveway. By the time we got to the field gate, they were all there except the little guy born that morning.
When the cows see that white bucket they know there’s some grain in the troughs.
This is the spring herd getting some grain and bringing their youngsters to meet the old woman on the farm (me)!
This little gal was the first of the year born on March 4th. She can run like the wind and keeps her mama in a tither all the time.
Daylight Savings Time bought this little guy to the farm.
A closer shot of the newborn.
After feeding the grain and we were leaving the field I got this closeup and he was looking for mama and bawling. She went running!!
Mama, where are you???
We went back to the stable to refill the buckets. This gives you a view of the gray Dodge (1970) and the feed wagon.
Inside the feed wagon is three ton of corn gluten. The cows love it!!
The little ones born this morning are doing better than we expected but we’ll keep a close eye on them and in the meantime, we have another mama trying to deliver while I’m posting this little ditty!!