There’s no doubt that calving season is my favorite time of the year. Sure, this time of year also comes with a lot of stress, lack of sleep, and a lot of worrying about problems you can’t fix. And avoiding disappointment in certain outcomes is impossible. But despite the downfalls, there’s nothing more rewarding than watching newborn calves learn to suck or seeing them run through the pasture without a worry in the world. Calving season is full of genuine excitement and by that I mean, you never know what’ s coming next. And it never fails, the surprises always seem to come at the most inconvenient of times.
There’s one thing that I always take away from each calving season, the reminder of how fragile life truly is. Anything can happen at any moment and what can go wrong, usually does. There’s no guarantees and no do-overs. I am thankful for calving season because I am reminded that things don’t always go as planned and the best thing to do in this situation is to plan for the worst, and hope for the best.