Sunday, April 3, 2011

~ Rosie ~




Our mama cow had her calf this evening. A beautiful little heifer calf. I missed the birth by no more than 15 minutes by my estimation. I got to watch her take those first wobbly steps and I am now on baby watch every two hours. I am most likely being overprotective, but this is *my* first calf. We are really blessed that we have such a gentle mama cow. We had to move them into the barn because it started to rain outside. She didn't mind one bit.

*Update : Just peeked a couple of times last night. Went out this morning to feed. Oh My Goodness, can you say cute! I sat down in the stall, mama and baby were laying down. Baby got up and came over to smell my face and let me rub her all over. Mama just laid there and watched, mooing every now and again. I got up to get hay so mama got up and baby immediately went back to nurse. Can we say engorged? I know how she feels and its not a nice feeling. I helped baby get a really good hold on those great big nipples and she nurse with great joy, that little tail just a going.

I am glad she delivered yesterday evening because last night was snowing and the wind was whipping. They were snug as a bug in the barn. The sun is shining now so hopefully it will warm up some and I can let them out of their stall for some extra sunshine.

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6 comments:

  1. So cute, congrats! I just love spring, all the birth and new life. It's so much fun. And it's amazing how they always seem to give birth just when you step out of the barn... ;) Thanks for sharing Rosie at the Homestead Barn Hop!

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  2. So sweet and adorable! I love all the new babies in spring. I don't have cows but I have goats and sheep and I just love watching the run and jump and play in the field.

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  3. I'm partying through with #ubp11. Fellow homeschoolers. How wonderful about the timing of the birth!

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  4. Life is such a miracle! Thanks for sharing this :) Your cows are beautiful-I've never seen that breed before.

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  5. Wait a minute. What kind of cows are those?

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  6. Andrea ~ they are Scottish Highlanders and they are so sweet! I don't even have to use a stanchion to milk.

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