Another winter storm is heading into us by 8 O’clock tonight. The cows spent all day eating yesterday, until sometime after mid-night, stocking up on food encase the weather is too nasty to get out an graze.
Also, the coyotes were extremely busy…I could hear them in every direction. I would much prefer NOT hearing the coyotes. One reason they are so energetic is this is calving season…nothing tastes as good as a tiny, new born calf. And we are surround with calving cows in every direction.
The rancher has brought up seventy spring’n heifers to calve out on our place. Every day the dogs and I (if we walk-the cat) go out and check to see how many are ‘with calf’.
So far there are 11 new babies- with one set of twins.
By the end of the month, there should be seventy new Momma’s.
I keep thinking we might get cows again, but always the answer is no. So for a short time of the year I get to enjoy these girls. They are really rather tame for range cows, allowing us to move through the herd (on the four-wheelers), not running away. If I am walking, they allow the dogs and I to skirt the edges as long as the dogs are right with me.