Oreo and her panda calf

Oreo is a belted galloway she had her calf on Saturday night.

We think it’s a full fledge panda calf if so it’s her first panda.

The dad is a miniature Hereford named Cecil.

The baby is tiny, and Oreo can be a bit aggressive in protecting her babies, so there is no close interaction at this time.

I love the calf’s two black eyes and her sweet face I would name her moon pie.

Black and white cows in the piney woods of east Texas make a good backdrop for pictures.

Babysitting a heifer calf

Our daughter’s cow Penny had her first calf a registered miniature Herford Heifer.

She is probably around 30#s and was born last Friday nite. It is hard to tell how small something is in pictures but Zoee is taller than this baby.

Penny rejected it which is not uncommon for first-time mama cows. She began kicking it and trying to get it out of her way. She would not even clean it in most circumstances, this only happens with the first calf so she should be a good mama next time.

They were getting ready to go out of town so guess who is babysitting. She gets two bottles a day 2 pints each. She follows me around like a dog when I let her out. She runs like crazy in our backyard trying to experience her legs.

Zoee wants to mother her so so bad but I have not let her do this she gets to visit through the fence.

Here are a few pictures of Nutmeg which with the help of a friend we named her I am sure the name will get changed.

Little baby calves and cameras get along pretty well.

Longhorn country

Longhorns are quite unique looking.

They are a medium-sized cow that is not real beefy looking but those horns and the speckles will let you know it’s them.

Country living in Texas would not be the same without the longhorns.

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Eye on you

This heifer’s eyes allow you to see her personality.

When she was put in the pasture beside us she was very standoffish, shy, and kept to herself.  She did not even stand with the other heifers.

A few months later I gained her trust and now she is the first one to the fence to greet me.

A heifer’s eyes show you deep into their soul.

When you win her trust that is when you can form a beautiful friendship.

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Calf time

This baby calf is right next door and he was about 3 days old in this picture last Saturday.

Most of the new calves next door to us come up to me on my first attempt to call them to the fence. Gotta love it.

I was able to grab a few pictures and this one has the cutest eyes and a crazy hyper personality. He takes off running and kicking like he is a few months old.

Country Life at its best!

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Almost 2 months old

This premature calf is almost two months old now.

I think she has grown faster than a regular calf. Her solid black fur is getting some reddish fur coming in around her shoulders and her head.

She has these large eyes that are shaped so pretty. I think she will end up being a beautiful cow.

 

Tiny calf and its mom

This calf I believe was born the day before yesterday.

It is a tiny calf so more than likely it was premature but it seems to be getting around good and being quite active.

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