Red Bull’s Beautiful Babies

 

calf

“To country people Cows are mild,
And flee from any stick they throw;
But I’m a timid town bred child,
And all the cattle seem to know.”
~ T.S. Eliot

Do you remember Red Bull, our miracle calf? That’s him in the photo above, taken about eighteen months ago when he was just a wee thing, a few months old.

He’s a dad!

It’s official. Our herd are now all in various stages of late pregnancy, and we’ve already got two new calves on the ground, the first of Red Bull’s progeny.

Here’s the first. Mum hasn’t let us close enough yet to be able to tell the gender, but this calf is enormous and only three days old.

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And here’s the second. This one is definitely a boy! A boy of high spirits and much joy.

grey calf

running

It was wonderful to watch them frolicking in the grass yesterday. Dad is keeping a watchful eye out for them, and there are a few other mums looking about ready to drop, so I think March will be a very productive month here at the farm.

Lots of love from all of us,

Nicole xx

15 thoughts on “Red Bull’s Beautiful Babies

  1. The two babies are beautiful Nicole, I especially love the grey coloured one. New life, so amazing whether it be human or animal. Such an incredible gift. Enjoy your new additions to the farm. Looking forward to seeing photos of the other babies when they arrive <3

  2. The first calf is definitely a biggie – lovely to see baby animals. The rain has made everything super lush too. Smudge would be a good name for the grey one 🙂

  3. Aren’t they a delight . We are living on a sheep farm at the moment while our house is being built and we have babies everywhere bleating away in the march sunshine …I love this time of year .
    Cherryx

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