The baby cows are gone . . they’ve been sold. The mama cows are so sad. The first night, they paced the fence line . . mooing and mooing. Each day they seem to be a little better.
While walking along the fence looking for her baby, Miss Red saw me.
She stopped long enough to ask me if I’d seen her baby. I didn’t have the heart to tell her he was gone . . for good.
She demanded I help her look for her baby. Then . . I told her about my baby. I just had to leave my precious little grandbaby in Missouri so don’t be telling me about your baby!
Along came another cow, and she told Miss Red she could find her baby either so off they went together . . mooing and mooing . . all to no avail. The babies are gone . . it’s sad but that’s how things have to happen. I hear that in about 5 months, they’ll all have more babies and they will have forgotten all about all those little black bulls.
The four little calves were cute but getting rid of them just cut down by about half the amount of water the cows are drinking and that makes my job of keeping the tank filled just a little bit easier.
You’re right, as soon as they have new little ones, the older little ones will be long forgotten. They’ve probably already been through this a time or two unless this was the first for all of them. The cycle continues. I’m sure you must miss your babies a lot, especially after just being there and finally getting to hold that precious little one for the first time.
i am normally a matter of fact girl, but this must be so hard. I guess that is why i don`t have cattle, or a farm, I am just not the strong…so glad you are so that the cycle of life continues.
That took me right back to one end-of-summer stay in Crystal, TX, when they had just taken all the babies. The cows on the other side of the river mooed all night long!
Jill Tanking says
We use to raise black angus crossed with herefords. It would be so funny watching the baby calves when they were being weaned. I remember one calf would bawl and not a sound would come out of its mouth. Had lost its voice. Sort of mess having the cattle BUT not today with the snow coming in. And that breaking the ice!