When I went out to move the herd on Saturday, I noticed an unidentified black object in the pasture with the cows. It was bigger than a cow pie, but smaller than a cow and it was not moving. Hmmm…”what’s that?”, I thought. As I got closer, the unidentified object sprung to its feet and scampered away. It was a calf! Born just that day.
As you may know, this is not our normal calving season. So how did this happen, you ask? As it turns out, when the herd was leaving Greenmont last spring, we noticed there had been a bull in the herd all winter, unbeknownst to anyone. You may wonder how we could miss such a thing. Well, I never noticed him because he was a young bull so we was small and he didn’t have that bull “look.” Also, the herd had 500 head and you simply don’t notice those other certain defining characteristics of bulls when there are that many animals. Sooooo, here we are in December having calves! I’ll take it. It is a bright spot in the day to see the little one scampering around and having fun. She already moves like a pro, too!