May 9, 2019
Aside from photographing weddings, seniors, and my daughter I LOVE taking pictures of our cows!! They are the best subjects. The calves are always so curious and I love catching them in their natural habitat. Whether that be the calves playing with each other in mid summer, the cows grazing on lush green grass, or munching on some hay up by the barn in the winter, or calf standing up within an hour of being born and nursing for the very first time with those wobbly legs. It’s all so fun to witness- especially those TONGUES! We’ve farmed here for almost exactly 3 years now and I take my camera out whenever I get a chance to remember some of these moments. And you can ask Kyle- but I get SO excited when everything comes together for a cow pictures. When the lighting is perfect, the backdrop is beautiful, and the cow is looking. I call it the trifecta of cow pictures- because alot of us know that you cannot pose a cow! So enjoy a small compilation of some of the fun ‘cow favorites’ I’ve captured in the last few years! Tell me which is your favorite in the comments below!
This was the very first calf every born on our farm. It was such an exciting time and we’ve learned ALOT since then. Now we shoot to start calving at the end of March and into April but this guy (his name was buddy) was born in February! And it was a BEAUTIFUL day, we were so lucky that the sun was shining and it was 40+ degrees out. It was a great start on the right foot.
2 more pictures above of our very first “Buddy”!
We called this little girl “the goat” because her ears were flopped down like this from birth in the cutest way and it reminded us of a goat!
As far as Jersey’s go, we’ve only ever raised these two. Throughout this post you may question if we run a beef AND Jersey operation because of the amount of pictures of these 2, but the fact is that they just loved my camera so I had to share all of the cute photos of them! For the non-ag people reading this- Jersey’s are a dairy breed and we raise beef cow calf pairs on our farm: not dairy.
I just love this picture above of our heifer Mocha. She is a calf we saved back and she’s now a replacement cow in our herd. It’s been cool to see her grow up from a baby to a mamma, she’s always had curiosity like this.
Looking back on lush green grass pictures really gives some hope that summer IS coming! And it’s going to be beautiful!
Maybe I’m bias-but cows in the fresh snow is just the most beautiful site!
“Toby” the herd bull
And I of course had to include a few pictures of us with the cows taken by the talented Danae of Farmgirl Photography.
our 2018 Christmas card!! Featuring (of course) cows!
I had to include a few photos of our non- cow fury friends on the farm! We had these baby goats for a little less than a year and they were SO much fun! They’ve moved on with their life at a farm that belongs to some friends of ours. We may get some more goats in the future!
And we can’t forget the farm kitties!! They are always there to greet farm visitors and of course help keep the mice down in the barn! The fluffy ones are my favorites.
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