Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Silence of the Calves
Just across the road there is a farm, where cows and calves are kept. Beginning last Saturday, there was a prelude to an eventual crescendo of "crying" (and I mean sorrowful and sad..) from the "now older" calves. They had been removed from their mother's area to be "weaned". Our neighbor says that it is essential to do this before he takes the calves to the sale barn, as if it doesn't happen before they go, they get sick from crying so much after they are sold. Here it is Wednesday and there is a silence. So now I know it takes a good 5 days for the "silence" to occur. Thought this would be a good "Did you know?" for some of my readers.