I will be the gladdest thing under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.
~Edna St. Vincent Millay, "Afternoon on a Hill"

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
                                           road.





10 comments:

Brian Miller said...

maybe when they are a little older you know...so cute...new 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 babies..you 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 sweeties...love the labels!

thecrazysheeplady said...

:-D

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!