calving

Sunday, April 26:

  Waiting for a rainy evening when our backs were turned, Poppy delivered, without any apparent fuss and almost without seeming to have noticed that she had done so, a beautiful brown-and-white bull calf.  Isabel is more infatuated with it than its mother is, seemingly, but he shows that he is the object of her maternal care by his firm little belly and bouncy stagger.

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