These heifers are enjoying a nice winter day, little knowing that life is going to get a bunch more complicated in a few weeks as they get the opportunity to be young mothers. Their whole attitude will change, and they may not care to stand with their new calves while I drive up beside them in my pickup. You may notice the closest one to the camera features shortened ears indicating she herself was born on a day when cold temperatures caused frost bite at the ends of her ears – and the tips fell off. She almost looks as if she still resents it. I’d think so if it weren’t for the fact that she is the one that will lick my hand hoping I have some grain.