Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Yes, Those ARE Little Feet Sticking Out of The Back of This Cow

                                Breech.   Oh, Charlotte! (who is visiting our pasture.)
 But hooves are pointing toward the sky, which means it may be OK.
 Then she let out a big MOO! and all these neighbor cow mamas came to cheer her on.  It was rather amazing!  They "Moo'd" encouragement to Charlotte.
 This is Sarah.  She is Charlotte's "mama."  She ripped off her shirt to wipe the mucus from the baby's nose and mouth.
                  Cleaning the baby. (I am glad humans don't have to do this licking thing)
         Sarah encouraging the calf to stand.
                     Look at that face!  She seems to be thinking, "WTF"
             More trying to stand. This took about an hour.
                 Finally up!
                      Looking for the goodies.
           These girls stayed here for the entire hour. and when the calf finally found the milk, the went back to their cow-y business.

9 comments:

RobinfromCA said...

This is wonderful! It says everything there is to say about family, friendships and the miracle of birth. Love it!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures. What a beautiful moment.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Amazing photos of a calf's birth --an event that this city girl has never seen before!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Oh wow - amazing little calf birthing. But haven't you heard about the placenta eating moms? Aren't you glad we had our kids before that craze??? xo Nancy
I like your "put a bird on it" bottles on the glass table. They are sooo pretty.

drollgirl said...

this is so amazing! so sweet! this will sound really dorky, but it is kind of awe inspiring to think how many things are born in this world and how much they go through during their lives. it is all pretty wild. and three cheers for this new little calf and the adventures that lie ahead of it. :)

Lynn Stevens said...

WOW that's pretty cool. To have all the other cows come encourage her is amazing in itself.
(I'm glad humans don't have to do the licking thing either. LOL)
hugs Lynn

Lori E said...

Makes my heart smile. They seem to take it all in stride unlike us humans who turn a natural thing into something unrecognizable in some cases.

OSMA said...

That was amazing although I'll never be the same again after those breech feet pics. Oh, Charlotte!

Juliann said...

Wow... Aren't you lucky to have gotten to watch this birthing.... Pretty durn wonderful : )