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my new cud chewing beauty queen

Discussion in 'Gardening With Animals' started by canesisters, Apr 27, 2015.

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  1. May 13, 2016
    baymule

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    So what you are saying.....if I understand this right......is that cows are a lot like the male gender of our species in that they can be led about by their stomach? :lol:
     
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    canesisters

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    That is it exactly!
    There are only 2 things that motivate a cow to do anything unusual....
     
  3. Jun 16, 2016
    canesisters

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    UPDATE!!!!!!!

    The past couple of days it's been SOOO hot that I've only made a quick check of the cows, you know - water filled and clean? Hay filled? Everyone present and moving normally? Any obvious signs of someone needing care??

    EVERYTHING seemed normal.

    Until this morning.

    Maddie wasn't with the others in the 'north pasture'. As I was heading to the truck, I heard a soft 'mmmoooooo' from the wooded area next to the yard. My 'spidey sense' kicked in - THAT was NOT normal.

    I threw my stuff in the truck and turned back to go look in the trees..... and there she was... Miss Maddie standing there just as happy as can be... with a little, wet calf at her feet!!!!!!!!

    I was STUNNED.

    A very quick look and mama & baby seemed to be doing just fine. Since Maddie was keeping to the far side of the pastures, I went to get her some hay. But before I got back to the yard, she was coming around the gate and into the paddock. So I tossed the hay in near the water trough and grabbed the phone instead.

    No idea yet if it's a boy or a girl. I'll get a MUCH better look this evening. I can't WAIT for Jeff & Jeanie to come see their new calf!!!

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    thistlebloom

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    Congratulations Aunty Cane! Did you know she was pregnant?
     
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    canesisters

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    We suspected it. She was moved from Jeff & Jeanie's farm to get her away from the bull because she was still too young to risk a pregnancy. But... she was moved a bit too late and we were concerned that she was already bred. I've been working to get her tamed down enough so that the vet could do a pregnancy check on her... I guess I can skip that now... She is definitely NOT pregnant. o_O
     
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    Nyboy

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    Smart Red

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    Congrats. Since it all worked out well, it's a good thing.

    I remember when my horse had her foal. My son came running into the house shouting, "There's a giraffe in the horse pen!" Long and lanky, her lacy patterning did remind one of a giraffe at first rather than the beautiful spotted filly she was.
     
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    baymule

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    Congrats on a healthy calf. I know it's not yours, but it is sorta yours. I love new born calves, so cute!
     
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    ninnymary

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    Wow, you and Smart Red have had surprised babies. Wonder who will be next! I know it ain't me. lol

    Glad everything turned out well.

    Mary
     
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    Smart Red

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    Mother and baby are doing well I hope? Did you determine if it's a boy or girl calf? So cute!
     

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