Out of season….

by David

….the experts say this is the perfect20150518_173346 time of year to calve, but we prefer fall calving at Thistle Hill to avoid the stress of Virginia’s hot summers.  To prove the point, this little guy arrived just about noon when it was hotter in our area than anywhere in the country!

Still the pair handled it effortlessly.  Mom is a very young and quite small cow and this is her second calf.  The young bull, C163, was sired by TDA HighwaymanU2a gave no sign she was that close to calving when Wooz checked her in the morning.  A couple of hours later:  there we was!

We like it that way.

Photo by Duane Ard.