Hey everybody! Today I’m going to talk a little bit about night calving and show you some pictures! If you are wondering what I exactly mean by night calving,then wait no longer because I will quickly explain. Grandpa does most of the cow checking down in the Calving Pasture (that’s what we call the field where the cows are getting ready to calve) during the day. In fact, during calving season, he basically lives down there… watching cows, tagging new calves, feeding the motherless calves that we get every so often, and anything else that needs done.
So that grandpa and dad could get some sleep during the calving season,they hired a night calver, who starts work at 9:00 pm every night,and goes until 6:00 am the next morning. And, my older brother Colton’s job is to do the cow checking from 6:00 pm at night until the night calver comes at 9:00 pm. Make sense?
Okay, so for the last week,our friend, Jacelyn, has been here. She and I have been going with Colton during his shift of watching cows. So, I will show you some pictures Jacelyn and I took last night while checking cows. Now, on to the pictures!
The night started out with feeding two calves without mothers. Both of them were from a set of twins.
And, there’s always the selfie you have to take. 🙂 (Jacelyn on right, and me on left)
You could probably figure Colton’s personality by looking at this photo. 🙂
Jacelyn posing,and Colton giving her bunny ears. The clipboard in her hand is what Colton uses to write down all the cows’ tag numbers who calve on his shift. This way, grandpa can keep record of what cow calves, and when.
A quick picture for memory’s sake. 🙂
Here are a few pictures I took while checking cows. It was just getting dark.
Thanks, Jacelyn, for letting me use your Ipod for these pictures! Go check Jacelyn’s blog out, Blog On Paper .
Thanks for taking a look!