Thursday, February 14, 2008

Bovines at Dusk (which sounds better than "I checked cows in the dark on Valentine's Day")

Our heifers are the lucky recipients of A.I. and should begin calving any moment now. While my dear spouse was in town buying me roses and pizza for Valentine's Day (a first, I believe), I was called upon to check the heifers for any signs of imminent birth. They were groaning and complaining about being pregnant, but none of them were in labor. I noticed that the heifer calves (who will be the lucky recipients of A.I. in about three months) were playing Queen of the Manure Pile, and if you disregard the fact that they're on top of a heaping mound of manure, it makes for quite a beautiful scene.




After the photo shoot (which, I might add, would have gone much better if I had a
digital SLR), they were overcome with curiosity. They mobbed me and nearly ate my camera. That would have been okay, because then I could have replaced it with an SLR. Alas, my camera and I escaped unscathed.


Yes, I know I could have removed the eerie eyes from this photo using Photoshop, but I kind of like it the way it is.



jane said...

Great photos! Coming here always makes me smile... :)

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's always fun to hear from fellow farm wives!

We used to calve heifers but haven't for the last 9 years or so...just cows now and they don't start until April. How many heifers do you have?

Good luck on the calving....keep us updated.

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