When I went out to check the two Angus cows Luna and Leia yesterday morning there was a perfect little calf all curled up in the dry straw. Luna (who has a bigger udder than Aunty Del in full production) is the proud mother. Because Luna is new to the farm I am being very careful not to rile her up. She may become aggressive if I get too close so the photographs today were taken at a distance.
The calf is a heifer and her name will be Lucy. Anna named her. I love Lucy.
Anna’s family is coming down from Chicago today, for my first farm to table lunch of the season, so it will be a social day.
(Anna took next two shots – I love the ones of the cows tails.)
Often one calf birth will bring another on but I am not sure Leia is as close and it is forecast to be 96 today so I am sure there will be a lot of hanging about in the cool barn. I am just as happy if she waits a few more days – the flies are biting!
I hope you have a lovely day.
Sunday 20% Precip. / 0 in
Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High near 95F. Winds light and variable.
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A clear sky. Low 69F. Winds light and variable.