Sunday, April 02, 2006
This to me is the sound of Autumn. I wake every morning to the sound of calves bellowing, waiting to be fed. We live on a dairy farm milking about 400 cows so in late March, April and May this is what comes from the yards below the house. They are almost impossible to sketch as the minute I appear they all crowd around saying, food food! So I walked down to the paddock to take some photos. These are the first that are out in the paddock having been taught to feed from a teat they then move in to the larger paddock with a shelter, hay and their milk feeders. They have dreadful legs to draw the expression calf knee's in horses is a very derogatary one! Also foreshortening is the word for trying to draw their active little bodies. These will grow up to be very good milking cows.