The calf

"HEY MOM AND THE LITTLE CALF ARE IN THE FIELD" I yelled from the back yard to Jan inside.

Since the birth that I had barely seen in the dark last time, I had been very anxious to see the calf by day light to ensure myself it was all right. After the hour of , in my mind, dramatic mowing and pushing, I didn't trust my eyes in the dark entirely to feel 100% the calf had been fully ok. But the field had been empty the next days or filled with other cows that I had proclaimed pregnant as well much to amusement of friends who think I got an obsession with pregnant cows now.

Finally I saw the calf this morning much to my surprise as I had been outside before and had not noticed that that solitary cow laying in the corner was accompagnied by a little calf at all. How could I have missed it before?

Weird too that the calf clearly still had so much difficulty to stand up. After 2 weeks I would have thought it to be more stable and firm on its feet. 2 weeks of calfhood, then they are quite in their toddler years no?
Hmm and there was a distinct birth cord hanging out of the mother's ass. This was not the same cow as last time I finally realised seeing her lack of black spots.


"HEY IT'S A NEW CALF.....IT'S A NEW BORN. JAN JAN THERE IS A NEW CALF JUST BORN , COME AND LOOK , IT IS JUST BORN"

"I bet you are taking pictures already" was the cool reply I got

"YES YES I'M GETTING THE CAMERA RIGHT NOW"

"I knew it" , he laughed.


so here are the pictures:

trouble getting up

laying down again:
family visit
drinking for the first time:


After a while the farmer showed up with a wheel barrow full of hay . With a firm smack on mom's leg, he made room and with a swift move he had thrown the baby in the wheel barrow to ride it away followed by a mowing herd.


Comments

Virtualsprite said…
I love cows. It's one of the great perks of living in Wisconsin. This post made me smile because even though you're a half a world away, you are experiencing something I get to experience here. It's funny how we're connected.
Snooker said…
There is nothing like the birth of a new baby to bring the world together, eh?
Goofball said…
@virtualsprite: part of my huge new cow fascination and enthusiasm is founded in my ignorance though :p.