No matter how much we think they know about our cows, calving time always reveals another perspective about a cow's disposition. Here are a few things I picked up from observing mother cows. 1. If you don't want anyone to know what you're up to, act normal. Some cows don't show any signs of getting close to calving, they just calve. They'll go about grazing or chewing cud while my husband and I meticulously look over the herd to sort off potential calvers. Then, without warning we'll see one of these cows later licking off her new calf. 2.
Nobody gets more excited about wearing a new pair of jeans than a ranch woman. Every time I pick out a pair of jeans to wear from a stack of freshly patched blue jeans, it feels like I have a whole new wardrobe of favorite work jeans to pick from -- without the buyer's remorse. Once my preferred jeans for dressy occasions get worn and faded, they become new favorite work jeans, and when they get so shoddy that threads fray at the knees and develop holes, I put patches on them to wear some more. The first thing to go to pot on my jeans is the denim in the knee area.