Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Off To The Ranch Again Jiggity Jig
Our plan was to look for a young cow who was due to have her calf. After all the stirring up working cattle yesterday he figured she may have had it. We found her quickly but no calf with her. She seemed to have been nursed so off we go looking around. Those cows are able to hide their baby where searching eyes cannot find them. We couldn't drive in the high dry grass because it would be easy to run over it with the truck and not see it. Especially since we have no idea what color it may be. The cow was with calf when John bought it so he has no idea of the type bull that impregnated the cow. Cows can be really smart when they don't want people messing with their little one. We weren't going to bother it, we just wanted to know it was okay and alive but she didn't know that. She was in the middle of the field with her girl friend. Did you know sometime two cows will hang together away from the herd just like girlfriends? The cow kept looking one direction like she was looking at her calf but John is on to cows tricks after all these years. He figured the calf was in the oppsite direction in which she was looking so he walked for a while but didn't find it. He had told me to stay in the truck because if he got near the calf the mama may go after him. Some cows will and some don't care if you look or even try to pet them. This is a new cow so he doesn't know her personality. We never did find it so we left, didn't want to get her too upset. She will probably bring it up with the herd in a few days.