Monday, January 10, 2011
First Snow at the Farm
In the upper right corner of the first picture, you can see a black cow with a small calf. It was born about 5 days ago. Yesterday afternoon, I realized that I hadn't seen it in over 24 hours. That's a big deal for me so I took off looking for her. This cow is a first time mama and I haven't been very impressed with her parenting skills. She has no qualms about laying it down and then heading to the opposite side of the farm for most of the day. I searched the entire pasture-- twice in some places and felt like I had walked 10 miles. Never did find the calf and was begining to think the coyotes had got it. I was even making plans to haul this mama to the sale barn. What a pleasant surprise this morning!