Monday, March 9, 2009

Baby's First Steps

We have been patiently waiting for calves this season. For some reason, the cows are just not cooperating with our birthin' schedule! We're startin' to wonder about the bull we put out last year but I'm just keepin' my fingers crossed that they're just runnin' late.

Yesterday, we made our way to the lease to check and feed the cows. When we arrived, we found them in a nice grassy area enjoying the warm weather. We poured out the feed and all but one ran up. We knew she must have had a calf by the way she was acting. She slowly came up and you could tell by the looks of her that she JUST had the calf. She took a few nibbles of food and went back out in the grass. The husband and I couldn't resist following her to check out the new baby.

It amazes me how well these little babies can hide in the grass. All we could see was the head.


Then s/he decided it better get up and go with momma. From the looks of it, s/he hadn't been up and around yet. S/he still had sea legs!






23 comments:

Robynn's Ravings said...

WHAT?! I'm the first? I'll have to not sleep more often.

Hello baby! It always amazes me that they can hit the ground (almost) running. Thanks for the memories. Haven't seen that in awhile.

Shirley said...

Precious! How I wish we had bare ground here like you do!

J and J Acres said...

Aww... s/he's so little!!

threecollie said...

You know, I look at cows every day and we will be calving ourselves starting any day now, but I never get tired of such beauty and wonder. Thank you for a delightful series of photos! That is one gorgeous baby!

Paintsmh said...

Awww. And seconding what my mom said. I don't care HOW many new calves I see, there is something so very very special about each and every one of them. What a precious little babe. What is that one's background?

And I had the same problem you did a few days back. There was no word verification. I had to try submitting it five times before one showed up.

Sydney said...

Aww I always miss the cows when I read your blog. How cute.

missy said...

awww...the are so darn cute!!!!
oh i forgot to leave a comment yesterday....your self portraits were great!!!!

fernvalley01 said...

We still have a month to wait for our calves, but it is sure nice to see them when they are brand new!

Train Wreck said...

um that wouldn't happen to be a long horn would it??? We are looking for another one. How adorable!! I love to watch baby calves. We don't hsve any of ours here. The are all at the ranch. I will have to count on you for photos of the cute little babies.

Neas Nuttiness said...

Baby animals are all soooooo cute.

PS - I'm beginning to think that Robynn isn't real...the woman never sleeps. I can't tell you how many times she is the first commenter in blogdom.

Angelena said...

Aww what a pretty little baby! We banded calves this weekend -fun fun! I only got a few pics until I had to get in the pen and help - Ah life as a farmers wife! I posted the few I had on my blog this morning.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Thanks for sharing, I don't think that us city folks ever get to see such a wonder.

I did get to see new born lambs at my sisters farm a few years ago, but that was pretty much it.

Jen

CTG Ponies said...

What a cutie!

Reddirt Woman said...

Love the baby pictures!!!

bekah said...

so adorable!!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Great series of photos! :)

Pony Girl said...

Oooohh, TOO precious! I have rarely seen such baby calves....there is just nothing cuter than baby animals, eh? All legs! :)

Vaquerogirl said...

Nuthin' cuter than a newborn calf!

Gecko said...

How cute!! I'll never get bored with seeing newborn calves, I have a photo album just with calf photos and one day...ONE DAY I will make a calendar full of cute calf photos!

Faithful said...

Awwwhh! I love them babies! now.. I'm really missing my mamma cows! (1st winter without them) ..I think I'll go and cry! I like to go and snatch em up and check em out ... can the grandkids and I come and play with yours?

Andrea said...

Oh she looks so teeny tiny!! Too cute!! We have some calves in the lot next to us. They are too cute!! That one is tiny!!

GreenRanchingMom said...

Sea legs are the cutest! I love getting to see the brand new ones get up and go.

Maria said...

Sooo adorable, I want one, do you have something that will keep them a baby?