Friday, September 13, 2013


 Calves are popping out around the ranch and I've spent my mornings driving around checking on them and their mamas.  They are so cute and trusting at this stage,  and they seem to view all as potential friends.  They usually come very close to me with nose in the air sniffing.  Occasionally, they will come right up to my hand for a good smell.  Apparently, I don't smell right as they usually scoot away at this point.
 This little one looks like he didn't like what mom was serving, but I think I actually just caught him in an in between moment for he headed back in for seconds. 
Shadow has been out helping me.  She is quite the cow dog.  Wink, wink.  One good thing is that none of the cows are bothered by her.  They all let her come right up to them for a good sniff.  I really appreciate that generally most of our cows are gentle and trusting in nature; except for number 19 and 42, but that's another story.

Another shot from our recent backpacking trip in the Sierras.  It didn't end like we wanted, but we had a good time.  I've been slowly working through the photos and have a couple of blog posts up at my other blog.  If you are interested you can click here:
Mammoth Trail
Agnew Meadows  to Tuolumne Meadows


  1. That must be really fun, getting to go out to 'check' all the new babies. They are so cute! Friendly cows are a blessing. We are going out tomorrow to check on cows stranded by the flood up here, for our friends down in the drowned-out town down below.
    Bionic Cowgirl


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