posted on Aug, 11 2019 @ 11:10 PM
a reply to: KansasGirl
It was just a gate someone closed, probably someone trying to be nice. I understand, but they don't sometimes.
We manage pastures, and not all cattle move the same way. It's not like a "cattle drive" where you have a bunch of cowboys moving cattle, swinging
ropes and whooping it up. Sometimes you just open the gate and let them move to the pasture with the better grass...and it takes a while. Especially
with the calves, because sometimes (many times) they're just conked out sleeping. Little calves nap a LOT! They'll be walking along and just drop
when they're newborns. They just conk out. I mean literally, you can walk up to them and you'd think they were dead! Just fast asleep, and like a
70lb bowl of jello! Of course Momma isn't going to let you poke the "Jello" that much before she stomps on you...but they sure are cute when they do
I've seen them when they're just so out of it, napping, when you could roll them over and do whatever you wanted with them. Momma will be coming from
across the field so you have to be quick, but she's "stuffed" her calf somewhere where she knows it's safe and hidden...so she can go eat. All of a
sudden they "come to" and will jump up and run off to Momma, but before that they're just a puddle of baby cow. Nothing is connected, all their bones
are just limber. They're the most amazing animals, so fragile, but yet so resilient. Just the simple fact they can stand up and walk within two
hours of being born is amazing! Yet they do. All of them. It's what we look for, that, and nursing on Momma.