Saturday, March 06, 2010

First calves...

First calves are born to heifers --
8 and 803
(we number our cows for identification)
See, one is about to suck and the other is lying in the straw back in the corner.  It's been foggy, drizzly, and cold so the babies are enjoying their deep straw bedding and a shelter over their heads.

The last ewe lambed yesterday!


  1. Awwww. I do wish I could come and see some of the beautiful new babies on your ranch. Love the new header!

  2. Oh, what a wonderful life you live!

    Mermaid Debbie

  3. Yeap, I am not as brave as Wren, I could not milk one of those ;-)
    xoxoxo Clarice

  4. WaHooo for the last of the lambs! Cows should be a snap I am thinking after the 24/7 with the sheep. Think I will stick with cows. :) :)


  5. You sure have lots of babies...I would love being there! The calves here are born so early...right out in the cold winter nights...feel sorry for them! Come say hi :D

  6. Ahh so sweet. There are many a day that I say "Katie and Dear you are going to want to come over to the computer and see what Gumbo Lily has to show us today"...

  7. More young ones at your it!

  8. I'm reminded of when my daughter worked on a local dairy ranch and I went to visit the new calves. Their big-eyed sweet faces...I loved them!

  9. Yikes! I'm still dwelling on the lambs! How many calves will arrive this year, Jody? I grew up on the golf course with a huge view of the valley and I think I saw a cow every day until I went to college. I'm thankful for you, my lovely prairie friend!

  10. We have 100 head of heifers (young cows) to calve and after they are done, we have about 250 mature cows. The heifers take more TLC and more watching while the mature cows mostly "do their thing" even tho we will drive on them daily to check up on them and tag calves.


  11. I LOVE the calves, so sweet! What a blessing be raising cattle and sheep :)

    Thanks for sharing Jody :)



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