We work up and decided to check the heifers on the pasture behind the house. Driving around we found two calves born during the night. Both looked happy and healthy. We got them up, tagged them and watched as the calves and mothers ran and joined the rest of the group. As we were leaving, we found another mother whose water had just broke and was going into labor. About three hours later, a new baby joined the group. It always makes me smile to see new faces and calves come into this world. And over at another part of the farm, a group of 20-some calves were playing with and chasing one another. It takes a couple of days for them to figure out how to walk and run fluentlybut once they figure it all out, there’s no stopping them.
Published by Katie Stockstill-Sawyer
I am a city girl that is learning about life on the farm. I met and married a fourth-generation farmer, Derek. I am now a farmer's wife and country girl. The move has required a few changes and a lot of learning. But I wouldn't change my new life and all of the little lessons and surprises it provides. View all posts by Katie Stockstill-Sawyer