A long-ago orphaned cow becomes a babysitter and friend.
|Heather’s granddaughter Emily with her special cow, Buffalo Girl|
For many years, my husband and I made sure our cows calved in January. This way, we could be sure that the cows would be bred again by the time they went to summer range in April, and bred to our own bulls, avoiding any inbreeding that might occur out on the range. January calving wasn’t ideal, and when the weather was really cold, we made sure our cows delivered their babies in the shelter of our barn. There, we could monitor the birth, helping if necessary, and dry newborn calves when the temperature fell below zero.