Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Too Steep To Sleep

It's calving season now here on the 4R's.  We've had about 20 calves born so far.  We start calving a little later than most in our area.  We try to calve more in sync with nature so we can decrease the inputs needed to maintain the cows.  We keep too many to go to year round grazing so we still depend on hay in the winter.  The calves enjoy this fresh bedding that J puts out daily.
 This one picked a pretty steep spot to try to take a nap.
 Every time he tried to lay his head back he would start to flip over and slip down the hill.
 Mom even had to come check to make sure he was ok.
 He must have been very sleepy because he kept trying to get comfortable.
 One last big flip,
 and 3...2...1....
 he's down for the count.
I guess he finally got situated.

7 comments:

doublehphoto said...

Oh I like your pictures too! What a funny predicament that little encountered while trying to nap!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Poor baby!

luckybunny said...

Too adorable!

Nan said...

Oh, that is so cute! Our first calf of the year was born on the steepest hill at our place. LOL We tried to get the rtv up there but that didn't work at all, not even Half way up! So we took a little hike...lol

fernvalley01 said...

Silly little booger , calving for us is a couple weeks away , hope spring gets here in time!

Crystal said...

haha thats too cute! We have started calving already and I feel sorry for the little guys out in the cold.

texwisgirl said...

Oh my gosh, that's too cute!

Thanks for stopping in at my blog today and leaving a comment! I really appreciate it! Your girls are so lucky to live in a beautiful place and breathe horses and riding. I started after I was an adult and already had fear in me and never could relax to get good at it. Mine are just spoiled rotten pasture pets.


Good luck with your calving! Hope all are healthy!

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