Monday, April 16, 2012

First calf

It's started! The first calf of the season was born today. Kris said she's small, since she's early, but she drank her bottle!

After she was born, there was the regular task of figuring out who birthed her.

When a cow has a calf, she usually has - ready for it? - afterbirth. That's a good indicator. She also usually has a really full udder. The term for this that Kris uses is 'bagged up.'

But, since the calf was early, the cow's udder wasn't that huge. But they were able to pick her out eventually.

So - a heifer. She drank. They found the cow. Seems like a great start to the calving season to me! Let's hope for a winning record.


w.hamilton said...

There is something so fundamentally amazing/elemental about all of this. Thank you for sharing what is part of all of us but forgotten.

Carla said...

Thank you for reading! I sincerely appreciate your interest and comments - especially this one.