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Monday, August 9, 2010

Some of the girls...

These were taken earlier, I'm just now getting around to posting them...


Sometimes finding calves in the pasture is like hunting for Easter eggs....
You drive to the middle of the pasture, stand in the bed of the pickup and get out your binoculars. The little buggers can hide so well. :)


This little girl is about in the middle of the picture...




here's a closer look at her...



she thinks she's invisible... :)





she holds sooo still, hoping I can't see her...

I have to admit, the little white faced calves are easier to find than the black ones.




some of the bigger girls...

















With the extra rain we've had this year, the cows and calves are doing well.... even in 100 plus degree heat.

14 comments:

A Year on the Grill said...

Happy Trails

Big Dude said...

Interesting how they know to do that - I get to see the moms across the road trying to hide theirs.

Rocco said...

good looking beef,
have you ever had one of your cows bit by a rattle snake in all of that tall grass jeanie?

cowgirl said...

Dave, it's good to see you. I've been enjoying your pics...
Happy Trails to ya too. :)

Rothe Homestead Farm said...

Ya got some real nice meat on feet Jeanie! How many head ya got?


Gene

cowgirl said...

Larry, isn't it interesting. They do too good of a job sometimes. :) I have to get out and walk around to find most of them... I'm always afraid I'll drive over one if I'm not careful.
Thanks Larry!

cowgirl said...

Thanks Rocco! I do worry about the rattlers. I've had calves and foals get bitten. Lost one foal to snake bite.
The cattle and horses know to keep away from the snakes but the little ones are so curious. They will stick their noses right down in front of a snake..
I do keep a gun with me in the pasture, for rattlers and coyotes.

cowgirl said...

Thanks Gene!
Right now I have 20 head. The pasture will only support 25 head of large livestock, so I keep it under that.
They stay nice and healthy and the land isn't over grazed.

I have one hereford cow too that I just love. She's homely but throws some great looking calves. :)

Hope you're having a nice Monday! :)

Mrs. JP said...

I don't see how you ever found her! She's a camo calf!! But I just love white faced babies the best. JP will tell you, I go nuts over a white faced calf or a foal with a star. ****squeal***

cowgirl said...

lol Mrs JP, aren't they so cute!! They are so soft too.. and the white on their face is so bright...the whitest white I've ever seen. :)
You need to get a couple of them!

Old Smoke said...

Jeanie
The lil' devils are hard to find when they want to hide from coyotes etc. Somnetimes it would take me upwards of a month before I saw some of my calves. I would see mom everyday and she was "wet" but no baby. We had LOTS of thick brush in our pastures to hide in. Your cows sure are slick and in good shape, you're managing the "grass" well.

Good job
Rick

cowgirl said...

Thanks Rick! I can understand how you didn't see your calves for a few days..they hide so well.
The girls have been doing well this summer in spite of the heat. There are a few shade trees in the pasture so they spend the hottest part of the day close to them.
I really should check into getting red angus. :)

Thanks again Rick! :)

Ardy Reed said...

Holy Cow girl those apple dumplings and ice cream flung a craving on me. I hope you don't mind but I linked to your blog from mine. If you do let me know and I will remove it.
Anyway, good looking chops and I love the calf. My kids loved it too.

cowgirl said...

Thank you Ardy! I'm glad to hear you and little ones enjoyed the pictures. :)
Also thank you for the link to my blog.. I'm honored. If you don't mind, I'd like to do the same.
Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!