It warmed back up today and all the snow has melted, it's supposed to stay warm for awhile, so I'm hoping that spring is finally here. Over the next month or so, most of the spring-calving cows should be calving, calves should soon be running this way and that, the grass should start growing, and hay feeding will slowly wind down for the year.
|Good reliable 5 year-old cow with her newborn calf|
|That's all the windbreak I need|
|It's amazing that every photo of a running calf looks like he's hunched all over like that|
|Tools of the trade, a bander to band the bull calves and a tagger for ear tags|
I've decided that there's some truth to the thought that when you're worried about getting hurt by a cow, they can read your body language, and then you're more likely to get hurt (but don't go doing anything stupid or you'll really get hurt). There's probably some sort of life lesson to be learned from almost getting stomped by a cow, like mindset is everything and if you worry too much about something it's more likely to happen. Confidence is important, but over confidence will usually get you hurt, or something like that.
|Two day old heifer calf, they always seem tiny to me at this point|
But I was never worried that another calf might kick me like that again in the same way that I have been worried about another cow knocking me down. It's funny how that works.