I whistled on over there, camera in hand, all ready. I stopped at Grandma's and spoke with her for just a few minutes as we eye-balled up the cow from quite a distance away. You could see her water bag hanging, so I rushed to the gate to get out to the field. The darn gate! If I wasn't so anal about closing gates I would have seen the birth... but I arrived seconds after this Mama cow gave birth... darnit!
It was still quite the scene to see. A brand new calf, barely able to see, and Mama cow prodding and licking her newborn to life. I've included a short video at the end of the pictures.
What a cutie!
The calf doesn't look so impressed in this picture:
A video of Mama taking care of her baby. The calf struggles to stand while another cow comes over to check things out.