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Oh Baby
October 24, 2014, 8:24 pm
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Hello World

Hello World

October 24, 2014

Liz’s calf finally stopped long enough for me to get a picture. They were all just moved to the white clover field. I am sure they are very happy…because their backsides are green with envy…or something like that 😮

The little calf is 3/4 Murry Grey. She is standing right in front of mom and dad, but I focused on the cute one! The rich clover will help provide very rich milk to make the little one grow. She is a chunk. She is a fine example of what I hope my breeding program will accomplish. I haven’t named her yet, but all in good time I guess.

We are expecting more calves in the coming weeks. It is an exciting time. The grass is holding out well, but I don’t especially like calving this late in the year. I just hope the babies will come soon, before the biting winter winds blow. They are hardy once they are born and dried off. They are born with a winter coat at this time of year, but I still think that is a rough way to enter the world. They leave a 101 degree womb and hit the ground with the outside temperatures near freezing. No wonder they are in a rush to stand and drink warm milk!

The best part of farming is the babies. It is a great reward. I will never get over the miracle of birth…2 legged or 4 legged.


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You should call her clover…..lol

Comment by Donna aka gert

Just so you know… Clover it is 🙂

Comment by ricelandmeadows




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