We decided that today was the day to bring the cow home. She’s been in a neighbor’s paddock, about 600 meters (a little over 1/3 mile) down the road. They had grass going to waste and offered it to us. About six weeks ago we put the cow and her grown calf down there, and have been walking down to check on them a few times a week. The past week, we’ve checked on them every day, as she is getting closer to her due date. Well, that day is tomorrow, and she’s looking close! This afternoon, after school was finished and house was cleaned up, the whole crew went with me to fetch Chestnut. She’s very calm, and leads extremely well, especially considering how wild she was when we first got her a little over a year ago! Now, she’s trying to figure out where her daughter is, just wandering around the enclosure we put her in. We’re hoping for a new calf tomorrow or the next day!
That’s last year’s calf; she’s old enough now to be bred herself.
Once we got on the road she went willingly. Almost home, now–that’s our house up ahead.
[…] US at that time. After lunch, we did Sonlight and cleaned house, and then went down the road to fetch the cow home. She’s due tomorrow, and looking pretty close, so we decided it was time for her to […]