Remember back when we got our very first little cow? That was back in June 2015 when that sweet little Angus heifer was just a little thing. Needless to say, she has grown! Beautiful CowCow now towers over the shorter Dexter herd. But somehow she and Ferdinand, the Dexter bull, figured it out. Ten months and 10 days later, we have a third Serenity Ranch calf!
It took a couple hours of searching through the fields and forest to find this little guy, all nestled down and only a few hours old. Oh my gosh, he is the softest little critter! Not yet afraid of people, I was able to spend a bit of time petting and examining him. He's a healthy little bull calf.
CowCow seems to be taking well to motherhood. She knows what to do, even if this is her first. It's all instinct, and I find it fascinating.
I must say, this whole cattle thing is waay easier than raising pigs was. It takes so much less of our time. We're really starting to see improvement in the pasture areas with the intensive mob-grazing and rotational pastures. More weeds are getting trampled down, weed trees are giving way to more open vistas, and it all works together to allow more grasses to appear.
Now that the fencing is complete and cross-fencing is just about done, maybe we'll actually be able to start building our house. I'm sure looking forward to the time when we can live at the ranch full-time, alongside our beautiful cattle.