Friday, October 10, 2008


This is a picture of Stephen's new calf, Maverick. She is about as close to a maverick as anything would be these days.

Yesterday some guys who work for the man that owns property adjoining ours came to the house saying that we had a calf over on their property. So Stephen went to check it out. He told them that he didn't think it was ours, but they insisted it was. Stephen thinks that it is a calf that got left over there when they rounded up all their cows a few weeks ago, and they didn't want to deal with it. Poor thing has been over there without a mommy for milk. So she got put on one of the milk cows to eat.
Stephen had all kinds of fun chasing it down and catching it to bring it home. He didn't take a rope with him, because he knew it wasn't ours, so had to catch it by hand.
So anyways, a free beef cow. Maybe the starts of our own herd some day.


Kyla said...

awwww she's a cutie!!! I have been wanting to bottle feed animals lately!!! lol... don't know where I got that urge from... well besides when I was little and mom was bottle feedin calves.... lol..... but besides that I have absolutely no clue!!! ;)

The Krahns said...

We got an extra cow this summer that we believe is from a neighbor who didn't know what to do with it. (we recognize it as his although he denies it) It was his "pet" and we believe he was tired of the police calling him about his cow that was out! Really, the neighbors hated this cow and called the police on him often!!