Hurry up and Wait


In today's day and age of convenience and instant gratification, waiting for things often seems a thing of the past. With the click of a button we can have access to many things we want, as soon as we want it. With farming - not so much.


This week we are calving, at least that was the plan. We have two cows who are as big as a house and ready to pop. Their udders are so full of milk they look like a blown up plastic glove, and their swollen lady bits, well, I won't even go there. Both tell tale signs that a baby is coming any moment, except for one thing. They apparently aren't quite ready yet and still incubating.


We are now checking every two hours. We often find the two Mamma cows laying down, groaning and moaning and I completely understand their discomfort. You can even see the baby bulge on the cow on the left, on her left side. The odd time you can even see their sides move as their babies shift inside them - pretty cool stuff.


These past few days have reminded me how the best things in life all come in good time. You can't rush Mother Nature, she knows when the time is right. Can't wait to meet them, but until then, all we can do is hurry up and wait.




Chris and Katrina Anderson

2808 Donald B. Munro Dr.

Kinburn, Ontario