January 05, 2009

Farm babies

New Year's calves born this weekend at Mark's sister's farm...awww!


“Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures;
none show more passionate tenderness to their young..."


~ Thomas De Quincey



“What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a Swiss farm,
and live entirely surrounded by cows...”


~ Charles Dickens

32 comments:

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Sweet photos! Is this early for calving? Nice to see a harbinger of spring!

Cynthia said...

The sweet baby cow...cute! :)

High Desert Diva said...

It seems early to me...they're expecting another calf any day now, too.

Sweet Repose said...

I was just reading your little tribute to your Grandmother...I just did the same on my blog, as I was writing away, I thought how much I missed the gentle talks we used to have and how much I miss her these 8 years, 93 when she passed on!

Cows are truly the most pleasant beasts to photograph...they just pose...naturally.

Have a great day friend!
s

Nicole R.J. said...

I love the quote from Dickens! Aside from the cows, I often dream of "running away" to the country!

littlebyrd said...

Great quote and such sweet pictures of these babies!

ARTISANNE said...

Very, very sweet babies!

Golden West said...

If the weather keeps you indoors, a few movie suggestions, grand stories, all. "North And South" - the 2004 BBC production, lavish production values, fantastic story and part takes place in the Crystal Palace. "Dr. Zhivago" - 2002 British mini-series (not the 1960s version), again, stunning visuals, out of this world costume drama. "The Impressionists" - a dramatization of the lives of the great painters and their friendships with each other - lovely. "The Buccaneers" - a 1995 Masterpiece Theater effort, very well done. They're all available through Netflix - enjoy!

High Desert Diva said...

Thanks for the movie list!

Lisa B. said...

I just love calves! I love their big, soft brown eyes...instant love!

jewelstreet said...

Awww! Aren't the calves cute?

Cicada Studio said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwah!

Jenn said...

Naw, how cute!

Elizabeth said...

Yes, yes, yes!
Ad chickens too
and a pig and a donkey.
It would be so glorious.
in fact it would be (word verification CHIPTAL)
Chiptal sounds capital and chipper
Did you see Willow's post yesterday about word verifications?
All best wishes

willow said...

I am such a city girl, but WT grew up in Kansas surrounded by cows. He certainly has a soft spot in his heart for them and always talks about how friendly and gentle they were.

strawberryluna said...

oh my goodness! So sweet. I was a city kid through and through, but saw a calf born at a country dairy farm with an ice cream shop attached...and wow. It was something.

Pretty little cow here. Cute!

Victoria said...

Adorable! I just love cows, and couldn't agree more with the first quote. They are such gentle, sweet souls.

Beth said...

What fantastic pictures. They look so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

picciolo said...

sooo cute!!
: )

Helen | Pepperina Press said...

Adorable! I will have to show these to Berry...

Mrs.French said...

ahhhhhh....too adorable! xo t

littlebird said...

i think you said it all... awww : )

R2K said...

: )

Bee said...

January seems like such a cold month for baby animals! I feel so guilty about the chickens; their water keeps freezing over.

BTW, I like your self-portrait. Very distinguished reading glasses.

Jeanne said...

I used to drive by a field with cows on my way to work and practically wreck my car looking at the new calves. What a sweetie!

SweetPeaSurry said...

Oh my ... I do like cows, from a distance.

BrookeAhanaDaily said...

oh wow is that ever cute - I'm rethinking eating meat again...

M.Kate said...

just nice to welcome the lunar year of the OX - 2009.

Hey Harriet said...

Adorable!

Just tried leaving a comment before but I was removed from the page. Weird. And rude! ;D

SUSAN SONNEN said...

Just the sight of them makes my heart immediately soften. Precious creatures.

fly tie said...

ok...i initially though the cow was a bear,

"awww" is right. i always love seeing animals (and people, too, he he!) care for their young.

tatsuko said...

I have always loved cows too... and 2009 is the year of the cow - woo hoo!