We are in the process of building our AHCA Registered fold. We will not be a large stock farm. We will remain on the smaller side to ensure quality of the stock we do own. I love a certain look; you will see that in our stock. I will usually have my head in a book or article learning something about the breed. I will never ever know everything there is to know. It changes daily and usually by the cow itself. They all require certain things from me. I respect their boundaries and their knowledge of being a cow. I am a human and not a cow. So, I highly regard their knowledge of a situation as well as mine.
Take calving for instance. In the perfect FB world, you will see the great photos of a cozy warm hay barn with the beautiful perfect birth. I have yet to experience that scene. I have experienced rainy chilly long nights and odd, strange places of great privacy sometimes only accessible by foot. These girls have their own birth plan and so I tend to go with their instincts and just follow along and am there in case of a problem. Those times are the best times. The ones you talk about and always remember. There is nothing like the birth and pure love of the mama and her calf. She worked hard and it’s her baby not mine. This is where the respect and honor come in. I am just there as the support. But to be in the comfort of this moment and in the fold, itself is a great honor. I have experienced some very great moments with these creatures. For that reason, is why this is my passion. My husband and I are lucky that we both love this adventure it keeps us on our toes outside and gives us something to care about and tend too. I think we need that. I can go on for days about this. So will stop with just thankful gratitude to be able to know and work with such an amazing animal as the Highland Breed.