It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Cows in the Hood

Our neighbors heifers are starting spring early.
They are having BABIES.
Today it's trying to rain. I hope it does. We have had a very dry January with lots of sunshine.
I took these photos a few days ago when the sun was out and it was a nice, warm afternoon.
These cows were loving all the winter sunshine.
They look like the proverbial "Happy California Cows" don't they?... with a touch of  "Don't get too close to my baby."
The littlest calf, born a few days ago, was lying on the warm dirt looking sooo cute.
I just wanted to hop over the fence and walk out there... you know... pet the little sweetheart and play with him a little, but then I realized that someone was watching me.
I don't think this was the little calf's mom but with that look on her face, I wasn't going to discuss it with her.
Maybe she was just having a bad day. We moms can remember days like this.. Maybe the "teenager" next to her was giving her some "lip". Who knows.
I thought it best
                  to move on
                               down the


Brian Miller said...

maybe when they are a little older you life is so precious....

Suz said...

Ha...Galena Cows are the original happy cows.... :-0!
And yes, I so love going there and seeing the babies in the pastures.....but I have never gotten that close....better be careful
animal have to love them all

Willow said...

I love the expression on that cows face! Yes I would definitely say she was telling you to ~
MOOOOOOOve along! Ha ha

susanc said...

I love this post! Such sweet faces, except for the "angry mom" cow! :)

Madeline's Album said...

Love the look on the cows faces. This was a great post. Take care and have a blessed day. Madeline

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Looks like they'll be busy for a while!! Such the labels!

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Roslyn said...

New baby mammals are beautiful. I love to see them on their wobbly legs, the foals are especially appealing.
I miss that in the burbs!

Chef E said...

If we sat down for tea once afternoon on your beautiful property, I would share the story of our last summer as a family of four. A rented cabin on a longhorn ranch and the fancy pants step-dad who thought you could just walk up for a closer look at them horns...he he it was a fun ride out of there, just like a western in some way!

Vernita said...

This is cool!