Thursday, July 29, 2010

Usual for some, unusual for others.

We are welcoming a new member to our family.  Introducing 'Petunia'(Miss M and Miss S named her....such a typical girly name). 
She came to us about 4 weeks ago by an unfortunate incident with her mother.  Mr B and the girls were out driving checking the waters when they came across her just being born.  I am not going to go into details because it involves 'bums'(Miss S's words) and a passing of the mother.  There was nothing we could do for the poor heifer.  This was her first calf and Petunia is quite a monster for a newborn calf.
So she has joined us in the house yard.  Lucky for her I had just mulched all the gardens with straw so finding a bed has not been difficult.  She joins me in feeding the horses.  She will have the occasional game with you.  She comes when you call her (she hasn't reached that adolescent time yet when she rebels and thinks she's safe out with all the will come I am sure).  So I would say that she has become a member of the family.
 Now it's all cute when they are this age but being this friendly does cause some problems when she is older and out with the other cows.  It probably only causes Mr B the problems because when you go to muster they(poddy calves grown up) never just follow the other cows.  When they get in the yards they don't 'Yard Up' because they are with you wanting a pat or think you may have some food.  They also don't know when to get out of the way.

All things put to the side they do make great pets.  That's easy for us to say because we have somewhere to put them when they are grown up!



Phoebe Waldron said...

So cute! So am dragging Connor and Nathan out to visit you guys one day!

Leah said...

Beautiful, I just love her name too!

ZippyZippy said...

This reminds me of my childhood, raising calves and orphan lambs.
City and town kids (mine are town kids) miss out on so much.