Friday, June 25, 2010

Standing Heat

What happens when four cows are in standing heat at the same time?  I've never seen this before but yesterday I saw four of them lined up waiting to be jumped.  The only one not in heat was the pregnant Canadian at the end of the line.  The entire herd will be very happy to see the bull next week!

Surprise Baby

I had decided that the only calf left was from the Canadian cow.  She had her calf late last year.  But, two days ago this new little bull shows up with mommy.  The fearless little thing walked right up to me.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

First Born Dies

Our very first calf of the season slipped over the cliff at the spring and fell 75 feet to the Matanuska River bed below.  He survived but broke his back leg very high in the thigh.  We donated him to the Buckinghams who put him out of his misery and butchered and hauled him back up the cliff.

We will be putting a fence across that spot.