We have a few cows out in the back paddock. Two are ours and 1 belongs to the guy next door but they are all together and share both properties. So 3 cows. I CAN count. But sometime during the week, Monday or Wednesday, ( I also can't remember too well!) there were 5 cows, so 2 new ones. Only small ones, smaller than ours. I figured that they had come in through the fence from the bloke out the back's place. As this sometimes happens. Eventually they get taken out.
Thursday night I noticed one was only a little calf but as I hadn't heard any mooing figured it was older than it looked. Now yesterday I saw this calf up closer to the house and it was small so was pretty sure that it's mother would soon be carrying on. I then promptly forgot about it. As I do.
But guess what? It is our baby. Well it looks like it belongs to our black cow as that is the one it is always near and the one it is drinking from. How cool is that? How dumb am I!
I have put out some hay and will get some photos when she brings in closer but this is one I took last night.
|That place out the back sometimes has a bull.|
We don't have a bull and though sometimes the bloke out the back does I don't remember one being in our paddock and though there was talk of borrowing his bull we never did. Not knowingly anyway.
The cows were fat and last year we did think that they might be pregnant but were told by someone that knew that they weren't, they were just fat. So this year when the cows were still fat we thought they were just still fat. So...is the other cow of ours also pregnant? Is the neighbour cow with ours pregnant, cause she's not allowed to be, she has health *issues* and the owner asked us to let him know before we got a bull in and to make sure she was locked out. So we haven't knowingly had a bull in there but unless this cows name is Mary...And it's not, her name is *Black Cow*...
AND, this is the cow that escaped a week or so back and ate a lot of our vegetables and has before and I had asked Hubby to put it in the freezer for me. He was going to but got busy. He planned on doing it next week! I am so glad that he didn't shoot her when I wanted him to.