Cows and Calves
Top of the morning, dear reader. Well the beef raising neighbors returned from their trip, and so they are taking care of their cattle without my help. One thing I really liked about being around the cattle was watching the calves and cows. Calves are rambunctious, just like children, and if you startle them they spring into action. Then they run for their momma.
The cows are on a diet of dried hay. Their job is to produce milk, and lots of it for their calf. Or calves in one case where twins were born. The calves have started to eat a little bit of hay, but mostly they drink milk. Liebfraumilch-fresh mother’s milk.
This can be a rather rough experience. The calf will occasionally head butt the cow’s milk sack, and I saw the cow occasionally respond by kicking her hind foot. YIKES- that looked dangerous.