Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Country life #4

Very late last night – me dozing off to the Economist, my wife dozing off to her novel – we heard a cow mooing, mooing for ages and we knew from which paddock. Bit odd at that hour, I thought. Could a dog or worse be involved? Should I – ?

My wife, who is not only a mother but also a farmer’s daughter, said “Calving.”

We didn’t get this in Mount Eden.


homepaddock said...

We don't get a lot of this in Windsory either - but only because the calving cows are well away from our house.

Stephen Stratford said...

These cows are well away, at least 200 metres, but when the wind is blowing... In the morning I will try to take a photo of this semi-rural, semi-urban calf.

Been there, done that said...

Not just calving, but having difficulty calving. A cry for help. Cows do not "moo" for nothing.

Stephen Stratford said...

Yes, that's what we thought. It was a moo of distress. But the farmer would have been there straight away - the house is close to the paddock.