Thursday, March 22, 2012

not a baby

Last May our milk cow gave birth. Out on the field, by herself..the dairy she was born and raised on breeds cows who birth unassisted outdoors. When we realized she was laboring the instructions were "do nothing". We were happy to oblige and watched from a distance.

Today, her calf no longer seems like a calf. Not quite a year old, he is curious, has a lovely set of horns and does not appear to know his own strength. Skittish for a long time, he has become bolder in the last month or so and will get close to us. Uncomfortably close really. Not a baby at all anymore, never turn your back when in the paddock with he tests the boundaries of his own strength..caution is exercised daily..

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