I experienced something the other night that I can honestly say I've never ever experienced before. Interesting stuff...
Let me tell you a little story.
This, is BIL #1 (not 'cuz I rate my BIL's according to favorites...it's just that he's the oldest of my husbands brothers...well, all siblings, actually...). BIL #1 has a way with cows.
BIL #2 (ha!! Fitting for him...#2!!) and my hubby raise Red Angus beef cattle as a hobby. Part of raising said cattle is...well...making more cattle. Phrases like, "I might be late...I hafta breed a cow" are entirely normal around here.
Only thing is...is I'm a city girl. Well...a "recovering" city girl! When my hubby convinced me to move to the country, I had no idea what I was missing! But, never in my life have I been witness to a "cattle conception".
And, I had my chance last week. (Warning...the following photos may be graphic to some viewers...and may invoke many questions by small children if they happen to see them...continue at your own risk or something...)
This is BIL #1...preparing his "effects":
This is BIL #1 up to his biceps in...well...ahem:
And that's where I wanted to go up to that sweet red cow, pet her and sooth her and speak to her woman to woman.
She looked at me with her big brown eyes...and I didn't have the heart to take anymore photos. Poor girl. Well...at least she'll get a sweet little red cow out of the deal (or bull...but, I still call 'em all "cows").
'Cept for this guy:
"Mickey"! Ha!! Don't let the name fool ya. He ain't no mouse, that's for sure! Dude is HUGE!!!
Anyway...I no longer have any desire to see a cow be bred anytime soon.
But, the "unbreding", I'd LOVE to see! All those cute little calves...and I haven't been able to see one...NOT A ONE!!...be birthed yet. Oh, the inequities of life...
I am a woman on mission to watch a baby calf be born (let's just hope I don't forget my camera!!)!