I watched her take her first steps.
I watched her mother watch her.
It surprised me - somehow.
They birth their babies.
And - they just let them go.
It all looked so simple.
I thought about that. For a moment.
Maybe - 'simple' isn't the same as 'easy'?
I stayed and I watched for just awhile longer.
Until the farmer came...and picked up this baby...and took her away.
My heart broke for this mother.
And - for this sweet newborn calf....who really didn't know anything other.