Sunday, January 4, 2015

Newborn Calf

One of the surprises
and joys
of our move to Maine
has been 
the introduction to cows
(Belted Galloways)
through our granddaughter
and 4-H.

Today, a calf was born:

Newborn examination


You probably won't be surprised
to learn that my next book
may have some 
in it.



  1. I love everything about this. Cows. I could stare at them all day. Those eyes. Those slow moves. The emotion that hides within their bellows. 4-H! I need to get my own kids involved. Thank you for this.

  2. What a wonderful way to begin the new year. Welcome to the world, little calf!

  3. I sure it will moooooooooooove your readers one way or another. 4-H is filled with lots of these memories of animals. My it looks cold in the midst of the birthing.

  4. A good news for the beginning of the year ! Cows are so friendly , they surely can be a good character in a book !
    Wishing you lot of inspiration for 2015 !

  5. Of course you need to include cows in your next book. It's only fair.

  6. Welcome, little Moo Cow...What nice people were there to greet you!

  7. I've always thought that cows were cool. And I love the belted ones.They're like chickadees, pandas and giraffes. They all look the same. Just beautiful. Maybe sometime we'll take a ride up to see them! Enjoy the brrrrrr cold!!