Thursday, July 30, 2009

How Now Brown Cow ?



July 30, 2009

Calving takes place year round on Green Acres Farm. In the warm weather it is almost always in the pasture and an uneventful occurrence. This past Tuesday Keith noticed a cow in labor and grabbed our granddaughter Allana just in time to witness another birth. She was impressed but a little more worried about the thistles poking her legs.

What always amazes me is how attentive and interested the rest of the herd is. The moment that new babe is born they are poking their noses into things.

"No wonder she birthed so easy
what with that tiny tangerine
sized head, my Eggbert had a head the size of a beach ball. Now THAT was labor !"

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