Errand day led me to the bank, where Connie, a loan officer and fellow cattleperson, came out of her office to catch me. “Robin, when do your heifers start calving?” As most animal lovers do when asked about their animals, I responded enthusiastically, with more details than Connie may have cared to listen to.
At the grocery store, we ran into Debbie, the gal that does our A.I. work (see It’s Arranged from May 2012). Of course, she asked how the heifers were doing, how many were pregnant, and when they would start calving. We responded enthusiastically, with more details than Debbie may have cared to listen to.
Unlike our other cows--professional calvers and calf-raisers by virtue of practice--the heifers will require more oversight, prayer, and, possibly, help. Even though we know we’ll be overworked and under-slept, we look forward to calving season with eager anticipation—much like parents expecting a new baby.
When calving season starts, you can bet that l’ll be posting about it enthusiastically, with more details than you may care to read about! Just to whet your whistle, here’s one of my favorite calf photos from last season.
“Meanwhile, the joyful anticipation deepens.” –ROMANS 8:21