Uprooted Magnolia

Boiled Over

Posted in Calving, Photography by leahyetter on March 5, 2014

©Leah Yetter Photographer

What a relief! The snow started melting Monday afternoon and soaked right into the ground. We are grateful for the moisture and grateful that the weather warmed up for our first calf to be born. This little girl arrived yesterday afternoon. You know how you can’t watch a pot of water to boil? Well, after being home and checking on the ladies 4 or 5 times a day for the last couple of weeks, she decides to give birth while I make a quick run to town for a haircut. I came home and there she was, cow #2 came to a boil and popped out a healthy calf. While I was checking on these two, one of the heifers was ringing her tail. She had a belly ache and I knew it wouldn’t be long for her. She was simmering. Two hours later she had a successful birth, which is not always common for a first time mother cow. With the arrival of these two calves, I am able to breathe a sigh of relief.  We have a week or two until the rest of our small herd starts calving. ♥

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  1. ranu802 said, on March 5, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Wow must be awesome to witness the birth of the calves.


  2. mountainsunshinewyo Debbie said, on March 5, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Greta start…hope the entire birthing season goes this well!


  3. JC said, on March 5, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Wow…nature is beautiful.
    Great picture 😉



  4. Laurie said, on March 5, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I’m so glad your ladies didn’t give you a hard time right from the start. I’ll keep you (and the girls) in my prayers… as always.


  5. RT said, on March 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Congrats on the new babies. I hope the rest of the births go well too.


  6. furrygnome said, on March 8, 2014 at 7:28 am

    New calves must be such a big marker of the seasons for you. Glad all is well with them.


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