Sunday, March 26, 2017

Twin Calves...

We are spending a lot more time over

@ the Cow Barns...

Twin Calves were born last week...

Mama Cow has decided she only wants 

the heifer calf.

She is rejecting the bull calf.

That means a lot more work for the Cow Boss.

One of us stays in the pen 

while the calves nurse...

so mama won't push the bull calf away.

Maybe in a month or so we can convince her

that she loves both babies?

This darling calf was also born last week:

This little bull calf is awful cute!

His mama likes him just fine!

I haven't spent any time 

in the Thread Shed lately...

The Camellia bush, 

just outside the Thread Shed,

 is really getting my attention...

Camellia Blooms...

I recorded the twins with the Mama cow this can see the video below:

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LuAnn Kessi


  1. I'm just wondering if you knew beforehand that she was expecting twins and if so how?

  2. Hi Jackie,

    It is always a mystery……you can never predict twins. Sometimes a great, big, round expectant cow only has one calf. Sometimes, like in this case, the cow wasn’t overly big and she had twins. They like to keep you guessing. Twins is never Fun for the Cow Boss….even if the mother claims both of them, you always have to keep an eye out for them, make sure she is producing enough milk, etc. A single calf is best.

  3. I hope the mama will come around and love both twins. Your thread shed looks beautiful and very inviting. Maybe after the calving season you'll be able to spend more time creating.


  4. Oh! Twins! I guess as in humans twins are twice the work! Hopefully Mama will take to the little bull calf soon! But still, like you said she still has to be monitored!
    Those Camillas are just gorgeous! I had a couple of them back in California. I haven't started anything here yet...heaven only knows what I am waiting for!

  5. The twins are adorable!! I know that with bummer lambs, they can be "dressed" in the skin of a lamb that died in the hopes of getting the mom to accept the bummer lamb as her something like that possible with cattle? My total ignorance is showing with this question, I know!! Do you often lose calves when they are born or are they more likely to be lost to predation?

  6. Love watching the cows and their calves.
    The Camillas are beautiful reminds me of my Mom's Camillas outside her kitchen window. We here in Canada are waiting patiently for our spring bulbs to pop, they are just show 3-4 in green above the soil. Still cool some days.

  7. LuAnn, I would love to know the name of the vitamin you are on - it's either that or the fresh country air that gives you such great sustainment! You have unlimited energy and talent. We raise registered angus and I know how much time and energy it takes just to keep up with that commitment, much less accomplish all else you do. Your work amazes and inspires me! I look forward to seeing your blog every day. Bless you and thank you.

  8. Hi Rosemary,
    Many thanks for your very thoughtful comment. My favorite guy, the Cow Boss, is the driving force behind everything we do.....he gets things done. So glad you are enjoying the blog.....I am always happy to share a bit of inspiration.
    My Best To You,

  9. So are those dairy cows or do you have them just to produce steers for meat? How long do the calves nurse? I am a city girl and know nothing about cows!

  10. We raise commercial beef cattle. The calves stay with their mothers for 9 months, then they are weaned in November. This gives the mama cows 3 months until they have their new calf the next spring.

  11. How exciting - twins! I hope mama comes around to liking the bull, but I'm sure you're prepared to handle the rejection. And the other little bull is adorable with his black coat and white underbelly - sure to be a ladies man!

  12. The twins are SO sweet!!! My mare delivered twins the time I was breeding paint/quarter horses. The spotted twin died (cord around the neck) and the plain (not one white spot on it at all!) was healthy. So sad...I was traumatized for glad, so far, all is well with your calves!