Introducing Pinky

Hello everyone! I would like to introduce my new calf Pinky.

She’s not like her brothers and sisters.


She was the result of a difficult birth and she and her mother had to be separated from the herd for several days while she recovered and learned to nurse. We had to give her her first feeding manually to make certain she got the colostrum she needed to develop her immune system. She always sticks close to her mama now.

This is Pinky getting ready to be vaccinated.

She’s not too sure about all of this.

The herd is out on summer grass now. The grass is literally shoulder high. The calves disappear into it. We feed in sections, moving the fence every couple days so that the cows have new grass and the old grass has time to recover. We’ll rotate through the pastures twice this summer if all goes well.  Can you spot Pinky in the photo below?

And that’s it from me and Pinky. We hope you have an excellent day!

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Jeannie Watt raises cattle in Montana and loves all things western. When she's not writing, Jeannie enjoys sewing, making mosaic mirrors, riding her horses and buying hay. Lots and lots of hay.

25 thoughts on “Introducing Pinky”

  1. Oh my, what a cutie! Thanks for sharing your photos of Pinkie. And the snow capped mountains in the background are beautiful too, along with flowers near Pinkie in the last photo. In the picture you asked about, is she off to the left in the distance with her mom?

  2. Oh my gosh! Pinky is too cute. I love calves. We used to take country drives to see them all the time, but with gas prices being higher, we don’t get out for drives anymore.

  3. I LOVE PINKY!!!! I’m glad she’s okay. What a pretty calf. We have almost all black calves, a few black with some white markings and once in a blue moon we get a red or white calf and though I love those shining little black babies, one that’s a different color once in a while is so fun!
    Thanks Jeannie.

    • I do so agree, Mary. If they were all light, then I’d love the black one. Pinky throws back to her Piedmontese grandmother. She’s got the big butt muscles and everything.

  4. So glad to see you have good, tall grass in Montana this year. In spite of the moisture we had this winter some of the range in Central Washington doesn’t look so good. The dry land wheat does look great,thankfully. It’s always fun to have a different colored calf. We have one with a black and white roan face this year.

    • I’m sorry to hear about the range, Alice. The weather has been crazy. We got A LOT of rain this spring–almost a year’s worth, so the grass is amazing. I grew up in wheat country–the Palouse–so I am glad to hear about the wheat.

  5. Love the article and the scenery. I went over to your website and glanced. I’ve marked it to go back and look some more. This is beautiful country. I love the quote you have on the Nevada cowboy.

  6. Calves are always so cute. Pinky is especially so, partly because she is one of a kind in the herd. She has a lovely place to live and grow. You do too. No wonder you write such good Westerns.

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