Friday, February 17, 2012

Baby Calves...

Yesterday, we woke up to this baby Bob {as Jack calls him}!

Here he is all fresh and new.

He is Tim's first calf and boy is he excited.
Tim has two registered Red Angus and a neighbor was nice enough to bring his Charolais/Hereford bull over last May. 
We kept "Bob" all summer in exchange for the breeding.
Baby Bob will be Tim's 4-H steer next year.

He is such a pretty strawberry color and very vigorous. 
We thought Tim's second cow, Bessie, may drop her calf yesterday so we sat at a distance and quietly watched.
We've watched births before, but we never tire of the marvel of new life.
AND it is just plain exciting!

Bess looked so uncomfortable...oh, I can remember feeling that way at the end of my pregnancies!

Even the neighbor's cow was concerned:).
She went down and we thought this might be the moment.

 Nope. False alarm!

We check on our cows through the night...just in case they might need help.
For me it brings back fond memories. 
Darren worked on a farm through college and sometimes that was our date night...checking cows during calving season. Lovely memories and such a wonderful family that he worked for!
We still feel so close to them:).

This new life reminds me that Spring is just around the corner.
I am so ready for a warm breeze and the chance to get my hands in the soil to plant.
In the meantime, we will enjoy the babies.



Carissa Anne said...

Oh my goodness, just precious!!!

God is so amazing!!!

Stef said...

Beautiful pictures! How lucky you are!

Best wishes!

christan perona said...

He is so beautiful, Julia. I'd love to kiss him right on the nose. :) Wish I could bring my city kids up to your place to see him...

Anne Marie said...

that is so awesome!!! oh my goodness I'm so super jealous! said...

Deputy Dave and I just read this post together and we were smiling from ear to ear. Such a beauty!


ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Oh wow, how cute! My Dad was a big cattle farmer. He's retired now, so no more calves. Thanks for sharing!

Gumbo Lily said...

Great pictures and a familiar sight for me. Bob is SO cute!

I still love to watch birth. Right now we have lambs coming!

Debby said...

He is so cute. I love the faces on these cows. So much expression. Now the one ready to have her calf looks a little ticked off, hah,

Ironstone and Pine said...

Those are Amazing pictures, oh my!! Close enough to touch almost!! Your garden is so pretty, I would love for you to sometime show us a "layout" of what you have's picture-perfect against the picket fence and what a background, heaven on earth!!

Ngo Family Farm said...

CUTE!!! Life is such a blessing :)

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

So Beautiful! You are sooo Lucky!
My 11 yr old would Love to come live at your place!

sonia said...

Oh, my. He is so perfect, so beautiful. What a face! Seeing these photos just made me smile. I stumbled onto this page while searching for a particular bovine image (which I found). Your page is a particular treat for a physicist from the Los Angeles area who delights in the beauty of God and creation. Thank you for your loving and uplifting reflections!

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