“What did Mama Cow say to the baby cow? It’s pasture bedtime!” ~ unknown
With winter fast approaching, there may not be many photo opportunities left for this farming season, so today’s post is all about the cows.
This mother and daughter picture is one of my favourite farm photos.
These two little beauties are growing quickly and will soon be as big as the sixteen-month-old heifer behind them.
Zooming in on these two flagged up a potential problem. The mother had a small deep wound on her leg, and without treatment, it would have been a perfect breeding ground for flies to lay their eggs.
I’ve enjoyed watching this pretty mother looking after her first calf, and for those of you who have been following during the summer, Hawaii Five-O is the father of the calf.
Another favourite picture; take a closer look and count the number of legs. Did you guess how many calves are feeding? You are correct if you guessed three. If you are a calf in a small herd and you happen to be thirsty, the nearest milk bar will suffice! This is the oldest of the cows and the most experienced, and often the one left ‘holding the babies’!
Editorial Note: You may remember there were five calves up here. Unfortunately, one mother developed Mastitis. She and her calf were taken back to Richard’s farm where she has made a full recovery.
Flies can kill – the eggs hatch into larvae (maggots) and will eat deeper into the wound.
Since completing this post, the cattle have been taken back to Richard’s farm. It’s been fun having them around, and I shall miss them.
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