It looks like a nice young heifer in a corral, right?
Look closely, see that large black lump in the back....
Let me zoom in for you a little bit.
Why yes, that is a large black boar sunning himself!
We've been having issues with this heifer for a little bit. Jon noticed one day that she was dreadfully skinny. He moved her into the corral and she drank and drank and drank. Later that day, she looked much better and was getting plump. Turns out she was probably very dehydrated. Jon put her back in with the other cows and observed her for awhile. She may have gotten shocked by the electric fence that we have near the waterer and now refuses to drink out of it. That is the only source of water in the that pasture, so she has gotten dehydrated again. We are debating on what to do with her now, she's a nice friendly heifer and we would like to milk a cow this year. This would be her first year calving, but we are a little doubtful she was actually able to sustain a pregnancy with her issues. We shall see.
Oh, I should probably explain about the boar. He has been separated for awhile now, because when we tried to put everyone together after mating it got a little hairy. The boars were fine and dandy together since they grew up together, but once they mate, they become very territorial over their sows. We were crossing our fingers that we would be able to put them together because that is much less work for us. Didn't work!
She's looking a little bit plumper since this morning all ready. When we first pulled her out, she was like a stick.
On a side note: Hallelujah for spring! I've got grass growing all ready, anybody else?