The Calves

Daisy and Bess and Rose all had calves in the spring.  The calves are learning to eat hay, so they only get a little milk to drink.  Daisy’s calf and Bess’ calf are both bull calves, but Rose’s calf is a heifer — a girl-calf.  Sarah has named her Pansy.  Mother will raise Pansy to be a milk cow.  In two or three years, if all goes well, little Pansy will have a calf of her own.  

What will happen to the bull calves?  Henry is training them to pull a little cart.  When they get bigger, they will learn to pull heavy loads, and then they will be called oxen.


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