Tuesday, May 3, 2005

We have twins!

Cliff's been keeping this cow in a pen close to the house for at least a week, so she wouldn't go off to the woods to calve, and perhaps lose the calf in one of our caverns.  Well, he was working on a project today that required leaving an opening in the fence, and off she went... to one of the most precarious points on our place:  A huge gulf to the right, and another huge gulf to the left.  Arick came out to ride Blue, and I told him to watch for the cow, to see if she had a calf.  Imagine my surprise when he came back and told me she had two.  They've both been up nursing now, so they ought to be OK.  We've had lots of cows over the years, but this is our first set of twins.  I think they're both girls!

17 comments:

jeanno43 said...

Oh bless, what a wonderful picture.  Congratulations on your twins!!!!

amy122389 said...

Awwwwwwww....  :)  I LOVE that picture!  I keep tellin' the husband I want a few gals of my own....  

~Amy

csandhollow said...

They are cute! Twin girls are good right? I know that if they are mixed sex that one is sterile but I cannot remember which.

whitedove3622 said...

What a beautiful sight. She looks so pround and so protective. What a blessing.

ksquester said...

This is just wonderful and what a surprise!!   Have you named them yet?  Anne

madcobug said...

OH! How cute. It looks as if the black one has just been born because it still looks wet. The mama is sure standing on guard. Glad they are safe now. Helen

tendernoggle said...

Oh they are so sweet! Aren't you glad she was near the house!!
CArlene

astaryth said...

Oh, Congrats... what cuties!
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firestormkids04 said...

Great!  I love it.  Two for the price of one!  Congrats.  Penny

fasttrack58 said...

Oh Wow How exciting!!!! Linda

toonguykc said...

Wow.  I guess it's that time of year again.  I've been away from the farm for so long that I forgot that late April/early May is when all the calves enter the world.  One of my favorite childhood memories is walking out to the pasture to watch those little guys kicking up their heels and prancing around while the moms watched me suspiciously.  Good times.   Russ

bnanajm said...

Oh how wonderful.   Do they have names yet?

bnana

gaboatman said...

How nice to find your journal!  Congrats on the twins.  Thanks for stoping by and leaving your comment in my journal.  To answer your question, yes, I really like the cat, LOL!
Sam

plieck30 said...

Must be the year for twins. One of John's had twins recently. One of his daughter's goats had triplets and one of her neighbor's goats had triplets. John's babies stay right together. So cute. Paula

bookncoffee said...

Oh!!!  Cute!!!  I know you will be posting pics of the twins?

I got to see twin calves when I was a little girl on my grandaddy's farm.  
Looooong ago.  

Sonya

ryanagi said...

Wow talk about freshly born! The darker one still looks wet and has the umbilical cord still attached!

grahamfarmga said...

We have never had twins before! The farm my cusin works for has had them. Thanks for coming by my journal. I have been by yours before but its been a while.
Terrie