Friday, July 09, 2010
Friday with Marcia Lowry-Molly Cow had her baby
Molly cow pulled a sneaky one....1 week early...baby boy calf! Unfortunately, she managed to mask her impending labor and took off early yesterday across the creek to the FARTHEST corner of the FARTHEST pasture. Doing a "bed-check" about Minnesota?
So, I figured they would be ok for the night - not so much me - didn't sleep much and heard coyotes all night - some real and some in my short dreams. So, as soon as it was light enough I went back over across the creek - which to make things more difficult, was up quite a bit from last night - did I say I have only really leaky boots and the water is very cold at 6am? I managed to get a little rope halter on BIG BABY and as he wouldn't lead - I pushed him from behind and steered with the halter - Molly was quite accommodating - only had to stop about 20 times to lick him - and me - and head butt yearling daughter Andi - who was a royal pain in the rear for both of us.
All in all it took about 45 minutes to go about 1/2 mile and everyone is happy and contented and where they should be - except Andi who is in the pasture with Kitty the horse and NOT happy - she is SUCH a momma's girl. AND, unfortunately there are no pictures of the beautiful baby because along the way I lost my camera and upon retracing our steps - found it FLOATING FACE DOWN IN THE CREEK @#$&**. (Marcia got a new camera so enjoy the pic of Chuck!)
last night I discovered said baby - all dry and full of milk. My goal was to get them into the corral/barn but it wasn't going to happen last night. I tried my very best to get the calf up on the 4-wheeler to ride in front of me - did I say he is HUGE? - only managed his front feet and that was not going to work - did I also mention that Rob is in