From Linda J:
One sign of spring: After helping move our fifty-five yearlings across the highway and onto Red Ridge, David J, Promise and I went into the Big Valley where the first little calf was just hours old. A sweet looking little red heifer with ridiculously long eyelashes, was lying in a little hollow in the dirt. A very bitter wind was blowing, and as we left, I saw her mama actually lie down with her, to keep her warm. I’ve never seen a cow do that before. She’s a good mama. Mango, our cattle manager, was coming to walk them down to water and some better cover, but I hated to think of them out in that cold all night.
PS. From David J: The calf is doing great at 4 days old. Her mama, #010, has stashed her baby in the tall grass in a hollow close to the irrigation ditch. Anytime you approach the calf, Mama comes running and mooing. Don’t mess with her baby!