Babies!

For the last two weeks, our calves and lambs have started to arrive – it’s always a beautiful time of the year.

The calves, in particular are gorgeous, as they play, tail in the air and canter around the paddock, chasing each other.

When they’re first born, they are very much like human babies (or at least how human babies are supposed to be!) and spend a lot of their time sleeping. This one is probably only hours old and I was able to creep up very close (with a fence in between me and it’s mum) to get this pic. This is one part of farming I just love.

I think it’s really amazing that cows actually eat their afterbirth – sounds disgusting I know, but there is a method in their madness. It doesn’t allow predators like dingos or foxes to know there is a baby around.

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