What is there to know about calves?
- They're really wet when they're born. Their mothers have to lick them off to stimulate them and get the fluid off of them. If they don't, another more-experienced cow does it, or Kris towels them off.
- They can walk within an hour of birth.
- Once they're in the barn, Kris treats their bellybuttons with iodine to help prevent infection.
- Iodine is used to make meth, so it's not as readily available as it used to be. (So I hear.)