There are miracles happening around us every day. Some times we get to take a moment to sit and watch them happen. Yesterday I was able to witness such a miracle, the miracle of birth.
Mama Cow 29T was in a shady spot behind the house acting “calve”. I was checking cows and noticed her right away. Her tail was in the air, she was restless and she was urinating frequently. She was in the spot I remember her calving at last year and like last year the rest of the herd were in the same area. This is unusual for beef cattle. They tend to go to their own spot in the pasture to have their babies.
The longer I watched I began to see the signs that yes indeed she was VERY close to having her baby, so I parked the John Deere Gartor close by and made myself comfortable. I snapped pictures and then changed the mode on my Canon Rebel T2i to video. Here is what I captured.
The other mama cows in the picture were starting to move and I was worried they might step on the new calf, so I stopped recording so that I would move them away.
She began to lick him off as soon as she could stand up and get to him. Amazing that they know exactly what to do! Amazing that their bodies do exactly what is needs to do. Amazing the miracle of life!
This is the picture that I shared on the Country LINKed FaceBook page yesterday asking if anyone wanted to see video and you all did! More to come on how this little guy and his mama are doing. For now enjoy watching a baby calf being born!
Blessings to you,
Laurie – Country Link