This morning I was awoken by the most godawful noise coming from the front pasture. I thought to myself, “I don’t remember buying an elephant,” but that’s exactly what it sounded like.

It turned out only to be Luna, our Randall’s Lineback dairy cow. It seems she is in heat, and it is making her rather miserable.

She spends her days mooning (and mooing) around the pasture, searching high and low for the bull that she is sure must be around here somewhere.

In my head I know that this is a biochemical reaction, but it breaks my heart to hear her sounding so forlorn.

If I were in the market for another calf, now would be the time to have Luna impregnated using artificial insemination. There are actually catalogs of semen from various prize winning bulls! Randall Lineback semen is a little harder to find, but it is available.

Since I’m not planning to breed Luna this year, we will all just have to suffer through the next 12 hours.