Any day now…

The new calves are going to start coming any day now. After the first one comes, it is kind of like when you’re making popcorn the old fashioned way on the stove…pop…pop……..pop…POP!!!POP!!!POP!!! Somedays there are two or three new little ones there. It is really funny to see how quickly the new calves form their own little pint-sized herd. They are like a bunch of grade schoolers, the way they run around, and what with all the mischief they raise. They are very curious, but at the same time very flighty. If you hold really still they will come and sniff and lick you. We turned the bull in with the cows back at the end of March. The gestation on a cow is pretty close to that of a woman. (283 days or so…) Interesting… I know…

Here is a picture of a calf that was born in early 2009. We call her Starbuck. I will take her picture tomorrow, so that you can see what she looks like now. She is beautiful, and was one of five heifers that we kept for breeding.
Starbuck

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