Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A mother's love

When I went out to separate the cow from the calves tonight, I found Grace cuddling with her adopted son Moose, licking him.  The other two calves were still latched on to the milk supply, even though the milk was all gone.

Grace is licking Moose's ear in this shot.  I don't know if I've ever mentioned this, but most cows would not accept step-children as easily as Grace has.  

Moose puts his head against mom's brisket and says, "I love you, Mom."

And when Mom leaves, they all get dessert... sweet feed.

7 comments:

Helen said...

They sure are growing. I know how hard it is to get a new mama to accept a calf that isn't hers. Grace has done really well.

Calfkeeper said...

Aw. So sweet. I was shocked at how big they are. I guess I shouldn't be, because ours grow just as fast. But I hadn't seen pics of yours in awhile.

TARYTERRE said...

How precious is that.

Sister--Three said...

Gracie is a keeper.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a wonderful mother she is.

Anita said...

I've missed your cow and farm stories! It's been a while since I've visited your site. Happy New Year to you and your family!

Lori said...

Very nice pictures! Grace lives up to her name.