Three new arrivals

“What do you get when you cross an angry sheep with a cow in a bad mood?  An Animal that’s in a baaaaaaaad  moooooood!” ~ anon

This weekend, the photo challenge on Weekly Prompts, the site I share with my partner GC is REAR, I’m also linking this post to Fandango’s KNEEL and the Ragtag Community’s FARM. 

Not my original choice for our challenge Rear, but seeing as I’ve had a small problem with graphics, I shall hold back on that until I’m certain all is well.

Baby sitting three

This morning while upstairs on the balcony, I used my phone to zoom in on a cow helping to rear two other calves, by that, I meant she was babysitting. Unlike sheep, these maternal cows help each other and often take turns to look after the little ones while the others go on a short walkabout. These calves are not very old, practically new-born, so for now, their mothers don’t walk them far. For the last couple of days, their mothers have grazed in the field outside my window and like all new babies, these three sleep a lot..

Mother graze down the field

The other two mothers have taken a short walk down the fields.

Feeding timeCalves grow quickly, and it won’t be long before this little one will need to get down on his knees in order to reach his milk supply!

Please do let me know if these graphics are jumbled, thank you.

 © SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 Photo Challenge Rear from Weekly Prompts 

 

28 thoughts on “Three new arrivals

    1. Thanks Tony I used the Open Writer but changed the pictures once I’d got them on the site because they were too small. It’s a good way of saving space on the site though if I’m not fussed about bigger pictures. Thanks again for that. Have a good weekend!

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      1. You should be able to resize the images once you get them placed. I’ll have to check but I think that if you click on the image you should get some grab handles in each corner.

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  1. Murphy's Law

    Sue, these photos are perfect….clear as a bell! I just love these little guys. Good thing I don’t run a farm. I’d be spending all my time making pets out of them!!
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. Oh I’m glad these are fine thank you. Sophie used to do that all the time. She would snuggle up on the ground next to the cows! Scared me to bits. We once had eighteen pet lambs to bottle feed, it certainly kept us busy! Thanks Ginger, enjoy your weekend 🙂

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  2. So wonderful to be able to watch these beautiful calves from your window, Sue. It’s amazing how the cows babysit the other calves. They showed it on a farming tv programme not long ago, I never knew! I have seen some sheep do similar, (which I was surprised about, as usually the ewes head butt any lambs that get a bit close & don’t belong to them ) but only when the lambs were a bit bigger. One day I saw about 6/8 lambs with one ewe, they were climbing on her, nudging her, & pawing/scratching at her while she lay there, patiently, chewing. After a while they started running up & down together, but stayed fairly close to her. No other ewes were close by, I think they must’ve decided to get a bit of peace away from their woolly delinquents! 😄

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    1. I love the calves and oh and the gorgeous smell of the cows! I love the way lambs play together in the early evening they are so cute. Thank you Debbie 🙂

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  3. Sophie

    I had the BEST childhood! 😁 I gave all the cows names too. My favourites though were the Jerseys! The supermodels of the bovine world.. ☺️

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    1. You did Sophie, a very lovely childhood. Moving here before three of you were even born was the best thing Dad and I did, it gave us all a wonderful bucolic life! Predictive text just changed that to bubonic! So glad I spotted that one! 😂

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