Today was a special day. We have a small fold (the proper scottish term for a herd) of Highland Cattle here on the main part of the ranch. They have been stuck in corrals for a bit while we got, what we optimistically call, the ‘pasture’ prepared for them.
(In the meantime, they have destroyed these poor corrals.)
We have a ranch in the Mojave desert of Southern California, which means the land is dry as bone. Many of our cows are raised off the main part of the ranch in the mountain rangeland because the desert isn’t super great about producing grass lol. Read More
This morning was a scary moment for me. I was ran down by a cow.
Cows are the number 1 cause of injuries and the number 2 cause of death for farmers right after tractors. After this morning I believe it.
Fortunately for me, it was our 6 month old Highland calf who ran me down. Having said that, she’s not some adorable little fluffy thing. Well she is adorable and fluffy, but she probably weighs 600 pounds at this point and she was pretty effective at causing damage the day she was born.
Merida the Highland Calf
We are the proud new owners of the most adorable little critter on the planet. I mean barring the hundreds of other highland cow babies born this spring. No, our’s is definitely cuter.
We decided to name this adorable little girl, Merida from the Disney movie Brave. Why not? First of all Highland cows are a Scottish breed and then she’s a red head. It’s perfect. Plus this little calf has zero fear. She doesn’t understand why she needs to stay in Read More