Monday, March 5, 2012
Off To See The Baby Calves
I stand corrected--John vaccinated fifteen calves yesterday, not twenty. He found two babies I hadn't seen so he took me to the ranch to see them this morning. It was so funny when we went to the east property looking for them all the dry cows were segregated from the cows with babies. Maybe the dry cows thought it may be catching. The dry cows were in a field al by them selves lounging around chewing their cuds. The Mama cows were busy grazing in another area with their calves close by. I tried to talk to a new born calf and it's mama didn't like me one bit. She was doing that low mooing thing they do to tell their baby there is danger to come on with her and it did just that. The part Jersey cow's calf was on the ground so I snuck up to it and the mama didn't say a word or a moo. The calf didn't get up and I petted it several times. Wow that was exciting they don't usually let me do that. The Mama fusses and the calf runs off. On the way to the back forty in the Banker's property I spotted three exotic deer hiding behind a tree. Their horns were so tall they couldn't hid all of them. John backed up so we could get a better look. When they were convinced we didn't bring food for them they ran off. It is amazing what a little rain water will do. Everything is looking good. Only six turtles came up to eat. It was kind of windy and they don't seem to like the wind. Either they can't hear me calling or its hard for them to swim against the water rippling from the wind. The new turtle on the block was one of the six. I hope as it gets warmer I will be able to get it to come out of the water to eat.