We could tell the big cow was in labor this morning. What I didn't know (and Cliff did, but didn't think it would matter) is that the twins have been nursing both mom and auntie. Here a new arrival was due, and someone was taking all the milk! We had a regular rodeo getting the twins and their mom out while keeping pregnant mom inside, since she was so desperate to get out anyhow. But finally, success! We don't like the cows having their babies out in the big pasture because of so many deep ravines where a new calf could get lost. If some of the newborn pictures seem far away, our two cows are very protective of their calves, and I'm scared to get too close.
It's been an eventful day, really: My two-hour ride, some "house-blessing", a little thistle-killing, and the new calf. Now Mandy and I will go to the cabin for an hour or two, and I'll finish my book.