Friday, May 4, 2012

Photo Finish Friday, Bonus Edition

 The Bag Lady has been so busy, she hasn't had time to update you on all the calves being born, so here are a few of the newest.

This white cow had a red/white faced calf

This red/white faced cow had a white calf!
This little girl arrived early the next morning

And the following day, this guy arrived

This guy is only a few minutes old

And if you look in the dictionary under cute, you'll find this picture!
Just in case the Bag Lady missed some, here's a group photo!
The girls definitely outnumber the boys this year, although there are still about 6 cows that haven't calved, so the numbers may even out a little yet.

Oh, and here is the bonus picture (might have to click to enlarge it.... unless that no longer works with the new Blogger interface!)
Hawk

 This hawk spent so long on the ground in the same position that the Bag Lady finally went to see whether it was injured. S/he was fine; simply guarding the afterbirth buffet. S/he allowed the Bag Lady to get fairly close before reluctantly flying off to a nearby tree. The Bag Lady trudged back to the house and when she looked out the window awhile later, the hawk was back on the ground!
Photo Finish Friday can totally be blamed on Leah at the Goat's Lunch Pail!

18 comments:

solarity said...

You have been busy, and so have the cows!
Still plenty of new calves around here, but all I have to do is look at them as I drive past.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks for the calf update. That first one's got the "I made a mistake" look.

the Bag Lady said...

Mary Anne - lucky you! (Is that called drive-by calving?)

Leah - yeah, it's thinking shoulda stayed inside where it was warm!

Aleta said...

Awww. look at those beautiful babies! My grandmother used to raise cows too. When a calf was born, she named them after her grandchildren. So, yes, there was an "Aleta" out there Lol. She would call them by name and they would come to her. No kidding!

She also used to have chickens, roosters, turkeys and a huge veggie garden. She still has the garden, but in her late 80's, she can't take proper care of the animals, so those were given away to her neighbors.

the Bag Lady said...

Aleta - that is too cute! I try not to name them until I know whether we'll keep them! Otherwise, it's too hard to let go. And when I do name them, it's usually because of some attribute (long horns? Her name is Texas.)

messymimi said...

A beautiful busy-ness. Thanks for the smile.

the Bag Lady said...

messymimi - you're welcome!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Awwww, BABIES!! They are adorable, and wow, did you ever get some brand new baby pictures! I had fun sharing them with my animal-lover 12yo son. (It also gave me opportunity to explain afterbirth. My boys have never really wanted to know about birthin' babies, so I try to sneak in knowledge wherever I can.)

the Bag Lady said...

Karen - happy to help. I have more pictures.... err, maybe we'd better let them absorb the knowledge slowly.

solarity said...

Bag Lady, I think it's called drive-by farming: I look at other people's fields and crops and cows, and watch their progress, and admire them, but I don't have to lift a finger.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

the Bag Lady said...

Mary Anne - sounds like the perfect way to farm! :)

Reb said...

Babies! Love the 'cute' photo, the momma has her left eye patched and baby has her right eye patched.

the Bag Lady said...

Reb - yes - she's a mirror image of her momma!

Amy said...

Those are adorable! I want a calf!

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Amy!

Janell said...

Please send me one of those babies via postal. Thank you.

Joanna Jenkins said...

WoW!!!! You are one busy lady. The babes are so cute!

xo jj

the Bag Lady said...

Janell - sure. Express mail is awfully expensive, though....

Joanna - this is a great time of year - watching them bounce around and be adorable.