When DH is working, I have the awesome responsibility of watching our heifers. They are ready to calve any minute. I have to keep an eye on them in case they have trouble. Sid has been working his 4 days for the month--today is his last day and I thought I was home free. The heifers are in the East Field pasture just behind our house so we can keep an eye on them easily. I got up this morning and stepped out on the patio to see if there was any "activity". I saw one little girl down by the tank (maybe pond where you come from) by herself. Just getting a drink, I thought to myself, and I noticed a small brown lump not far from where she was standing. Maybe a gopher hill, I thought---I will come back in a minute and look again. I got a cup of coffee and went back. She was laying down by the lump---hhhhhmmmm. Well, if that is a calf, then she has had it and all is well. I got dressed and decided to get the binoculars and see if I could tell if the lump was a calf. She was standing up and licking a calf (not the lump)! It was NOT moving! I stared for a couple of minutes trying so hard to see if it was moving.-----Nothing. Well, if it is dead, there is nothing I can do at this point, so I will get dressed and drive down and see what is going on. As I was walking from the house to the truck, I could see the calf standing up and then------THE LUMP GOT UP TOO!! We have twins!!
I am going back shortly to check on them (and others) so if I can get another cute picture, I will update the post. Maybe not such a wonderful thing to you, but here on Fryer Ranch, it is one great day!! Not only for this first time mother to have a successful birth, but a double one at that (no wonder she looked as if she would pop). This is one reason I stay around here!!