Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Where were you at 12:36 a.m.?

Bet you weren't where I was!

Todd got home from fire practice at 11:00. And one of the cows was in labor. She had trouble last year big time, so we elect to wait up. Which is a good thing, as this calf was so big, we would have lost the calf and probably her if we didn't know she was birthing it.
By midnight, there was no progress, so Todd chases/ropes the cow, ties her to a tree, and we pull the calf. Yes ladies, cross your legs in sympathy pain for the cow. I did.

I am so glad I am not a cow!!!!

Another heifer....big and red and HEALTHY.

23 comments:

warren said...

Holy Moley! How exciting! But yes, I am glad my wife wasn't a cow also...she'd still be kicking my butt! Anyhow, congrats on the new critter!

Sara said...

And Todd is probably saying quit taking damn pictures and help me!

Patty said...

What a night; you’re going to be so tired today.

Shorty said...

Ok, so when I join you in the life of farming, I'm thinking letting the cows breed will be out of the question. Is there such thing as cow birth control??? Or maybe I'll just need to have a convent of cows with no male visitors?

Gaynor said...

I firmly believe child birth is not natural...I tried it 3 times just to prove my theory.

Poor mama cow...I do feel for her...
Glad the calf is fine though..

scrappy quilter said...

Awe poor mamma cow...glad both are okay though.

farm mom said...

I'm so happy it ended up going okay kris! Congrats on another birth at the farm! :)

Kristie said...

Amazing! Glad you all were there with her! I find it very exciting when we have a new birth on the farm.
Kristie

Janice said...

Wow!! You had quite a night. Good thing you were there. I'm glad the calf and the mother are alright.
Definitely something I was NOT doing at 12:30 in the morning. Way to go!!

Sherri said...

Wow...you have had a super busy week! Hope you get a nap today!

Cheryl said...

Yours is such an interesting life. You actually DO things! I'm somewhere between jealous and awestruck.

marit said...

Well done! Thanks for sharing the pictures:-)

APA said...

Holy smokes! Kris, you're awesome and so is your wonderful farm and family life. Poor cow, but thankfully she had you and the hubby to help her deliver her healthy heifer. Rock out!

Ana :)

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Small House said...

DARN! I hope the mommy cow is fine. Poor thing.
Have a good day.
Sandra

Michaela said...

It's so good you guys were there. I think that at the end the cow was happy you helped her. Poor thing though. get some sleep..

fullfreezer said...

What a night! I'm glad all are fine. Pulling calves is not easy work. I hope you all got some good rest.
Judy

Julie said...

thank god they are both ok! poor darlings.
julie

Julie said...

I feel ill.

Linda said...

Oh my, you do have an exciting life!
I remember watching a calf be born about 12 years ago and it was so awesome.....

Lindsey said...

What a night! Your life is so exciting!
Congrats to the new mom.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I agree I am glad I am not a cow, but congrats on another baby born!!

Gill in Canada

Pat H. said...

Oh my gosh! I remember those days when I was a kid on the farm in the summer. Glad things went well and everyone is ok.