My friend Carol Fox, a writer and teacher who also happens to do a bit of ranching (with her brother, John) in Circleville, Texas, was interested in getting some photos of a newborn calf. Since we share phone numbers and email addresses, I asked that she let me know when the ranch added a little critter to their herd. The little lady (or is it a little man?) came along last week. Carol texted me and I moseyed on over. Since the actual moment of cattle births are generally hard to pin down, Carol guessed the calf was maybe two days old. Thankfully, the herd was in a field easy to navigate. Still, it was an interesting game of tag keeping up with these bovines. As the sun went down, mama and baby wandered into the west, through a stand of trees, exiting to another pasture. They’d had enough of me. With Carol’s permission, the last photo is of her. Life on the prairie is a joy.