Mothers In Waiting
This herd of Holstein mama cows rest peacefully at pasture at the end of a warm summer day....they are all expecting a baby soon, and share the camaraderie of enjoying 'time off'! The beautiful sunset sky seems to parallel the majestic serenity of this gentle herd of 'dry cows' preparing for the arrival of their babies. View more dairy, Holstein, and note card artwork by Bonnie Mohr.
A personal note from Bonnie: The typical gestation of a dairy cow is 9 months, and the normal cycle for a cow is to be in milk production for 10 months of the year and then have 2 months off, called their 'dry time', in which they prepare for the arrival of their new baby and to begin 'milking' again.