Bringing in the cows and calves
It’s that time of year when the long days of summer have come to an end. Since early summer, the cows and calves, and the ewes and lambs, have grazed the Forest. Their only responsibilities have been to gain weight and avoid predators. The cows have had the added task of consorting with bulls and getting pregnant.
Those days are gone, and it is now time for the calves and lambs to leave their mothers and move on to the next stage of life. The nights are noisy as the cows and ewes call for their departed offspring. The older moms probably give a sigh of relief as their mothering duties have been fulfilled for another turn of the seasons.
Cows and calves in the Lower Meadow
Chad bringing up the cattle
Eamon sorting the calves
Ewes in the corral
Meghan and Oscar putting the lambs in the corral
Eduardo and Adolfo bringing up the lambs
Oscar at the cutting gate
This is how we roll