There are over half now, of little babies on the ground. At least 50 (fifty) visible calves on Friday, more on Saturday—around 60 on last count.
It is now time for the herd to gather up and move down the hill from us. Farming starts tomorrow! Mr. Davis and his daughters and his wife will all arrive on horses and a horse trailer. The trailer is for the brand new little ones who can’t walk far.
Momma cows are very smart and will know exactly where their baby is. Once everyone arrives at the next pasture the momma cows will immediately find their calf and trot off with it. (One way is the Mom keep mooing and hollering the whole time, so the little one knows her voice and where to find her. The calf also answers, so the Mom is well aware of where her child is.)
Although, they won’t go very far, not even half-a-mile— brand new little ones must have time to develop strength in their legs to walk for great distances.
Calf season is quickly drawing to a close. What joy they bring me to brighten the long days of late winter.
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,