Friday, May 13, 2011

Springtime on the Prairies..

The theme for Photo Feature Friday over at A Rosy Note this week is Spring!  Springtime on the farm definately means new life!  We have a small herd of black angus cattle, and calving season is just about over.  Only 4 more to go I think.   So far, so good,,,no mishaps or losses.  I did have a little bit of excitement one morning though.  Darrell and Ben had already left the house for the day, and I knew to keep my eye on one cow that was going to be having her baby.  Just before I got showered for work, I thought I better go check on things.  Of course, there was the newborn calf laying so close to the "overflowing" dugout.  I knew that as soon as she tried to get up she would be wobbling around and would for sure end up in the water.  And that is exactly what happened!  Thank goodness for helpful neighbors.  A panicked phone call to Darrell, alot of running around as I tried to find the "hook thingy" to get on the back leg of the calf, all while trying to keep a good distance from mamma!  Well, I managed to hook the leg, and tried to pull in the calf but I  got scared when the cow started coming closer and ended up with the hook under the water, still attached to the calf and praying that the neighbor I called would get here before the calf's head was under water!   Of course, everything worked out fine and mamma and baby were reunited and safe!


Greenery starting to peek through, pussy willows and the
Canada Goose, all signs of spring on the prairies.



Thanks for stopping by That Country Place today...

I will also link this to Mosaic Monday




11 comments:

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh what a sweet face. Glad you were able to save the new baby!

One said...

I agree with Anita that it is a cute face. Sounds like a very exciting event. Glad everything came out fine. It reminded me of my dog giving birth under the willow tree during a thunderstorm. I attempted to cover them with plastic sheets and umbrellas.

Linda Makiej said...

Wonderful work!
Have a great day...

hootnonny said...

Glad your story had a happy ending. Wonderful pics...especially like the cow. My mother loved cows and seeing one always reminds me of her.

Gina said...

Beautiful pictures as always! You really take awesome pictures, Dawna.

A Rosy Note said...

Oh look at the face on that cute little calf! I'm glad everything worked out okay in the end. Thanks for sharing your pictures at Photo Feature Friday.

~tricia

anangloinquebec said...

I love these images...strangely enough I just did some farm shots as well. There is something really special about spring on the farm!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Jannet said...

awww, what a cute storie!! I just looove cows, beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing!

Ever Green Tree said...

Must be quite an eventful time @ prairies. Glad the baby is safe.

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Beautiful photos making a wonderful mosaic!
Barb

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