Friday, March 25, 2011
My Other Job
It is calving season and I love getting out in the sun. Rain and snow...not so much but sun....YES! It is always good to stretch my legs from that crouched, hunched position at my sewing table. I check on them throughout the day and my husband John does the early morning and bedtime checks. I just love to catch when the moms are having their calves. I try to stay at least 50 yards away using my binoculars so that I don't stress them out. It is so amazing how they do it all by themselves. No epidural. No drugs of any sort. No doctors in white coats. No male pacing the pasture. They just lay down and have their baby and then jump up and clean it off. I am in awe every time!
When the calves get older they play around with each other like puppies. They run around the pond and around their moms chasing each other. It is fun to watch. When it is nap time one or two of the moms babysit all the calves while the other moms graze.
This is spring calving season so the next time you drive down the road be sure to look for babies out with the herds maybe you can catch some out playing and chasing each other.