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
For the land into which you are entering is not like the land from which you came, where you used to sow your seed and water it with your foot like a vegetable garden. But the land into which you are about to cross into is a land of hills and valleys, drinks water from the rain of heaven, a land for the which the Lord your God cares; the eyes of the Lord your God are always on it, from the beginning even to the end of the year. It shall come about, if you listen obediently to my commandments which I am commanding you today- to love the Lord your God and to serve Him with all your heart and all your soul- that He will give the rain for your land in its season, the early and the late rain, that you may gather in your grain and your new wine and your oil. He will give grass in your fields for your cattle and you will eat and be satisfied. from Deuteronomy 11:10-15