Calving season is by far the most anticipated season on the farm. We have had 6 calving seasons so far. The wonder at watching new life come into the world never ceases to amaze us. I have been blessed to witness many births over the years. Most of the time, I am alone but a few times, I have had the boys with me. What an experience and education for them! And, this past … [Read more...] about Tales from the Cattle Farm: “The calf is coming!”
cow delivering calf
This post is bittersweet for me to write. The afternoon that I originally planned on writing this post I ended up in the pasture, joyfully watching through binoculars one of our last cows give birth....that joyful moment quickly turned into a heartbreaking time for me as I held this beautiful stillborn calf's head in my lap. Sigh. This was our first loss during calving. … [Read more...] about Hello, World! Baby Calf Being Born.