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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Weekly Top Shot

Well, another great blogger is back from a blogging break...Madge Bloom at The View From Right Here.

She hosts the Weekly Top Shot meme which I always enjoyed. Glad you're back Madge!!

As of today, we are officially done with calving season as Number Three gave us a beautiful bull calf at 7:22 AM! Well, most of you know that we have a VERY small herd. But the amazing thing is that all five cows calved within one week! The sire, Willy, was a busy boy last spring and didn't waste any time in getting his job done!

As the morning sun came up yesterday, I found this calf snuggled warmly in the hay pile.
It always amazes me how their natural instincts begin immediately at birth.
Within the first half hour, they're up on their feet and nursing.
They also know the best places to stay warm and hidden from predators.

Thanks again Madge for hosting!


Anonymous said...

Oh Karen, he's so very, very cute! It has been since my childhood the last time I saw a cow or mare give birth, it is a rare moment of wonder! Thanks for the 'plug,' for WTS... and for coming by sharing your creative photography on the Weekly Top Shot, #168!

CDH said...

How sweet! It amazes me too. The natural instinct to find the faucet immediately!
Go Willy Go!
All our heifers calved withing their due date. Except 2! Still waiting. They were popping em out 7 a day!
Enjoy the sunshine and beautiful weekend!

Lori Skoog said...

Great shot of a very sweet boy!

A Quiet Corner said...

Awwww .....what a darling!...:)JP

Lmkazmierczak said...

Terrific that everything came together in one week....thanks for sharing your slice of life♪

Rain Trueax said...

They are so sweet when they are first born and get those wobbly legs moving. It's like they look around and are amazed at the world they entered :)

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