Soon after we found Zena yesterday morning, the husband noticed one of the heifers gettin' ready to calve. She had laid down in the side pasture. When we went to the gate to check on her, she got up, went to the back pasture then back up to the other side pasture. She finally stopped along the fence line east of the house. The husband and I got on the front porch with the binoculars and watched her.
I knew when the birthin' started cause the husband started saying "push! push!" while peering thru the binoculars. Then we saw the baby moving around. I tried to get some pictures with my 300mm lens but she was still pretty far away. This was the best I could do.
We got worried cause the baby couldn't get up. It looked like there was something wrong with it's back end. So we watched and waited and waited. Finally over an hour or so later, the baby made it to it's feet. Then the calf finally started to nurse. We here happier then.
This morning the husband said he tried to sneak out to check on them both. But even though he was in stealth mode, the mama saw him and took off with the baby. He said the baby was doing better cause it was sure motorin' across the pasture.
I looked for them when I got home this evening in hopes of taking better pics. I couldn't see her. I 'm sure she was hiding with the baby in the back pasture. Maybe in a few days, I'll be able to capture the lil devil.
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