The sun is out, the cows are out of the mud and in a new field.
Google and her 2012 heifer calf, Gouda, are enjoying some quiet time and some solar heat.
I love how this old cow always watches over her calves, no matter how old they are.
One of her daughters is 10 years old and she still bathes her and fusses with her.
Simmentals have GREAT maternal instincts.
My cows are also gentle and very approachable (especially with cinnamon graham crackers).
They let me lean on them and clean out their ears. I guess I fuss around with them too.
Sometimes the cows lick my arms and face when I am trying to fix fence or am just sitting in the field admiring them.
I wonder if they think I am one of their calves.
I am the herdmate with thumbs...
A nice family portrait.