Monday, October 4, 2010

Mother love

I've been away and missed most of the cows calving this year but I was at home on the farm over the weekend and the calving mob were around the house.  I knew the jersey cow had calved because I'd seen here in various stages of giving birth on Saturday.

Sunday morning when I went out to have a look the jersey eyed me with great mistrust as if to say, "Don't come any nearer!"


She then went to her calf to reassure herself.


I had to blur out part of the photo because I really do think you'd rather not see a close up of what was on the ground.  Things we tend to take no notice of can be a bit disgusting in the eyes of the uninitiated.

9 comments:

  1. Mother protectiveness and mother love - it crosses the species. I hope no one is so squeamish that a photo on a blog of something to do with farm life would be off-putting ........ it's life.

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  2. What beautiful photos! Very sweet.

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  3. Love the photos
    Our cows are well and truly finished calving for this season

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  4. These have the aww! factor thanks.

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  5. I thought that the blurring was really effective in concentrating the focus where the 'action' was. Great effect. And I love your new heading. Mind you I loved the previous one too.

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  6. What a special picture of a dear little calf. thanks for sharing it with us. Happy Spring!

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  7. awww... and so many people say cows are just dumb animals. people can be so cruel and dumb! that last shot is so precious.

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  8. Hello Pauline,

    I would love some of that "Blurred Stuff" for my garden. Lovely photo's.
    Happy Monday.
    Bev.xoxo

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  9. How gorgeous. Mother Nature and Mother Love is so powerful! xo

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