Finally, A Baby!

Seems like we’ve been waiting a long time for our first baby to arrive. Back when the weather was crappy, we were hoping the mommies would wait, but once it started getting nice . . . we were ready for them.

Last year, the neighbor boy, Sam, had lots of trouble with his calving season; this year, he’s hoping for less trouble. We’re hoping he has a better year as well, poor kid.

All the guys have been keeping a real close eye on all the mommies.

The same day Sam’s first two cows calved, our first baby of the year made his arrival as well.

Mom brought him to breakfast first thing. He’s about 7 hours old in these photos.

My Cowboy took advantage of the fact that he came to the feedlot with Mom, and gave Big Jake his “jewelry”.

As Mom looks on to make sure all is well . . .

Big Jake decides “I don’t. Want. An earring!”

Oh, the indignity!

After breakfast, Mom took him into the paddock and put him down for a nap.

Two hours later, he went missing.

Then it started pouring down rain.

My Cowboy walked and walked, looking for him.

Mom bellered and paced, looking for him.

He finally turned up, way too far from where he should have been.

But it made Mom happy.

And apparently, Big Jake thinks it’s all a game, because he’s been playing tricks like that on her ever since. He’s makin’ her crazy!

I’ll be glad when at least one more baby gets here, so he’ll have a playmate that might help keep him out of trouble . . . or be a partner in crime! Time will tell!

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Published in: on March 16, 2012 at 10:51 am  Comments (6)  

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  1. Big Jake is so cute! Sounds like he is going to be one to get into mischief, lol! My hubby keeps saying he would like to get a cow for our hobby farm, as this is something we have never had, but I keep thinking I will stick to our goats, chickens, donkeys, horses, turkeys, geese, ducks and leave it at that! Might be getting a little too old to take on anything else, since my hubby’s health is failing, I do all the animal chores.

  2. Awwwww, too cute!

  3. He looks like a BIG boy! How many others are you expecting? Hope he gets some company soon. Then he can lead the newcomer into mischief and blame it on the little guy. Hope y’all have an easy calving season.

  4. Awww. I just love calves. They are so cute!

  5. awwwww. yay for babies! 🙂 Hopefully he isn’t too mischievous!

  6. Aren’t babies great? Love the little calves.

    Oh, yes, and by the way, our younger daughter and her husband just learned they are having identical twin boys this summer!! We will have 5 grandchildren under the age of 4!!!


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