Cycle of Life – Beef Cattle

Here’s a special feature – a joint post with my other Real Farmwives of America & Friends!

RFOAbadgeWe’ve had a few nice days on our farm, and the cattle are really enjoying it!nice day

This time of year, the cows and calves are all turned out on the pasture together. grazing

On the left is one of our still-pregnant cows (she should be having that baby any day now!). Charlie’s mom is in the middle. She had a skin infection after her C-section, and is pretty skinny since she is trying to nurse a growing baby and recover from her surgery at the same time. Charlie is on the right. He’s still getting bottle-fed twice a day, and is doing great! Once we get him on more of a solid food diet, his momma will put weight back on and be back to fat and sassy!cycleSome of the cows are catching up on their spring grooming.cow bathAnd, as any baby likes to imitate it’s momma, the calves are following suit!calf bath

The calves love to run and play in groups.play time

Although sometimes there’s a very fun stick that can only entertain one at a time.fetchAnd sometimes, all they really need is a little quality time alone with momma. Who can disagree with that?cow nap

Happy Spring!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13814753030254533864 Ott, A.

    Glad to hear Charlies mom is doing ok. Great pics!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17093228051226352211 ann

    Great pictures Enjoy watching them in their pastures. Nice looking girls.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11788710376345109260 Marybeth @ AlarmClockWars

    Amy, thanks, we’re happy she’s doing well, too!

    Ann, we think they’re gorgeous!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06003384586082557583 Lana

    LOVE your pics, and I am so glad Momma and Charlie are doing well.