Sunday, April 12, 2009

Definitely Spring!

(Look at what the Easter Bunny brought!)

Spring has arrived on the Bag Lady's ranch. Here is the first calf of the season, about an hour old:

A few days ago, the Rancher cleared some snow off of the highest part of the pasture, and this cow took advantage of the dry ground there to have her baby.

Being the first calf of the year, he is getting lots of attention from all the cows - here he is, being scrutinized by one of the other cows while his mother watches closely:


The weather was very cooperative yesterday - warm and sunny - which gave this little guy a good start in life!

32 comments:

Hilary said...

Awwwwwwwww it IS spring! I'll try not to think about next year's trip to the auction... ;)

Leah J. Utas said...

Congratulations on the first calf of spring.

the Bag Lady said...

Hilary - good idea - that's what I do, too! :)

dfLeah - thanks! He's a nice calf.

bunnygirl said...

Welcome to the world, little calf!

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Bunnygirl!

solarity said...

First calf congratulations!

(I saw some weanling Holstein steers yesterday. I did not pull into a stranger's drive and use my horrible phone camera, but they were in a chain-link fenced back yard, where the playground equipment had been repurposed to hold hay up off the ground. Incredibly funny.)

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Reb said...

What a sweetie....definite sign of spring!

the Bag Lady said...

Mary Anne in Kentucky - I'm disappointed that you didn't take a picture, but completely understand!
That's too funny!

Reb - he is cute, isn't he? Yup, spring seems to be here.

Christine said...

Aw lookie the little guy!!!

We were out on the burren today and there were calves and lambs everywhere - definitely spring!

the Bag Lady said...

Christine - Yay! Spring! I love seeing the calves in the spring, and lambs would be adorable, too.

OneCowgirl said...

Love to watch the interaction of the cows and calves..first calf on the ground how exciting!!..thank you for visiting my blog!

the Bag Lady said...

OneCowgirl - nice to see you here! And it is exciting to finally be calving! Sometimes the wait for the first one is excruciating. But sometimes the wait for the last one is worse! :)

kcinnova said...

A lovely Easter gift!
Are you going to name him "Chocolate Bunny"? ;)

the Bag Lady said...

kcinnova - that sorta suits him, doesn't it? :)

Charlotte said...

Awww! And I love "chocolate bunny" - even if it might inspire some species confusion it's still totally adorable!

MizFIt said...

YAY for spring
LOVE for the new calf
TREATS for the BL up at my place

it's shaping up to be a great week!

Miz.

Crabby McSlacker said...

What a lovely Easter present! Happy Birthday, little calf!

the Bag Lady said...

Charlotte - it is kinda cute, isn't it? And so is the calf!

Miz - thanks! I won? Way cool!!!!

Crabby - Thanks - it's a relief to finally have the calving underway.

Missicat said...

Yay little calf!! Is he named yet?

the Bag Lady said...

Missicat - not really, although kcinnova suggested "Chocolate Bunny" -- the way that calf was bouncing around, playing, out in the pasture this morning, it actually kinda suits him!

POD said...

Moo - I love cows.

the Bag Lady said...

POD - me too, moo....

Sagan said...

Aww hurray! Already calving season? Seems like just yesterday that last years calves were being born :)

the Bag Lady said...

Sagan - I know, I know! (Actually, it's been 5 months and 6 days since the last of last year's calves was born!)

Melissa said...

AWWWWW!!!!!

(I begin an inordinately large number of my comments on your blog with "AWWWWW!!!") (In this case, that's all I have to say.)

the Bag Lady said...

Melissa - is it because of the cuteness on my blog?

Redbush said...

Gorgeous little fellow, I'm sure! I'll bet the little guy got a great start yesterday. I hope today's weather doesn't phase him. Brrrrr!

the Bag Lady said...

Redbush - he was shivering when it rained and snowed on him, but he huddled up under his mom and drank some warm milk!

Clare2e said...

Yay! Boring and repetitive, I know, but I can't help it. Yay! Calves!

the Bag Lady said...

Clare - not boring and repetitive at all!

Geosomin said...

Yay!
Definitely spring.
Cute little guy :)

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Geo!