Friday, April 19, 2013
Sadness In The Country
Yes there is sadness all over the country and I pray for the people but we have a sadness at the ranch right now too. I couldn't go to the ranch with John yesterday so he told me of this happening when we both got home. One of his cows had a deformed calf. It has an unusually big head. He thinks it is able to eat so he will wait a while so see how it develops. He thinks the cow may have been kicked when she was pregnant to make this happen. Once before this happened and the calf's head was so large it wasn't able to nurse so it had to be destroyed. One of the sad things that is bound to happen when you own a herd of cattle. Years ago there was one born with no hair. It lived a couple of days and was probably premature. On the bright side there are a lot of healthy calves running and jumping and exploring their new world.