Finally, a calf!
After several more days of waiting, Becky finally had her calf on Jan. 24th. She was born at 5;45 am, with an uneventful delivery. What a pretty little girl! Then the next afternoon we arrived home from the clinic to find that Lina, another of the cows, had a calf out in the pen as well! This one is a little bull calf, and both are doing well. What cute little buggars!
Becky, one of our Pinzgauers, was due to calve on the 14th of this month. Since then we have had beautiful days of 40 degrees, still no calf. I thought for sure when the temperature dropped and the snow started flying it would be born, but still no calf. Here we are, 8 days later, mud, cold and snow everywhere, where is that little girl?
With Jeff out of town for a few days on business, of course there will be hiccups. The most recent being yesterday when I came home from work to find water running out the bottom of the air conditioner in the garage. There was a layer of ice on everything, and I was dumping water out of boxes of Caprisuns. What a discovery at 6:30 pm with 4 hungry kids to make dinner for!
Susie (and sometimes Jeff) Hirsch, parents, vets, small scale ranchers, and regular people, who must have a sense of humor to survive!