Monday, February 25, 2008

Cozy Calves

The calves have been dropping around here, and although we're enjoying a particularly warm February, the air still has the chill of winter. We had a bit of snow last night, and while the sunshine warmed the temperature today, it also thawed the ground and resulted in a coldy, mucky place for a calf to be born. Luckily for the calves, we have a good supply of straw on hand, and they took full advantage of it today.

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I love the swirl above this one's eye.

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His mama loves it, too.

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This is our first-born calf of 2008. I'm not too fond of her. She's not the most attractive calf that this operation has ever produced. She's just a few days old, and she's already developing an attitude. She was much too mature to be snuggled up in the straw today; she'd rather eat it.

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This little sweetie isn't very old. In fact, Mama still has a little bit of cleaning up to do around the ears.

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Nighty night.

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P.S. Thanks to all of you who have visited and left a comment or two. I appreciate the feedback!

And for those who aren't fond of cows, you can look forward to photos of a different species in the near future!


5 comments:

Brother in Christ said...

Nice to have plenty of straw. Was curious about your tagging system. One tag shows 649 with 801 above it.....calf # and mamma's # above?? The other is 656 with an E above it.......is this one Erin's calf?? Let's see....left ear, yellow tag for heifers? Right ear, white tag for bull calves? Hmmmmm.....just a guess.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the newborn calf with us. That is a wonder of life that not all of us get to see as regularly as you do.

-Life is Good

Paintsmh said...

Those calves are so darling. So far we've had no heifers in the last like six calves. Hoping for that to change soon.

Anonymous said...

Just found your site. The calves are great. I live on a farm and have seen many born. We only had a few most of the time and never tagged them. It sounds like a good idea to me . Especially if you have a large herd . Enjoying your blog . Doris

Bush Babe (of Granite Glen) said...

Lovely little poddy - do you have only Angus cattle on your ranch? (Is it a ranch? Unsure of American terminology?) We have Brangus cattle here on our Aussie cattle property... dont you love those little black faces? Love my little peak into your world, a world away but same in so many ways..
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