Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cows at Stone Barns

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I painted these cows this summer, but I’m so glad that I waited until now to post this painting, because now I get to tell you about what I saw this past Saturday. One of these cows (one of the black ones) gave birth just minutes before we happened by. First the little baby was just a black lump in the grass that his mama was licking, and then he struggled to his feet, stood for a few seconds, then fell. Each time he stayed up for a little longer. Very quickly he could take a few wobbly steps, and she started leading him a few feet at a time farther into the field, always staying very close, until he could really pretty much walk. It was amazing.

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