WELCOME – 4th calf 2013

This calf was actually first introduced in my last post. But here are a few more pics of her beginnings…

Mike & I witnessed Buttercup’s water break when we went up for a calf check, so we decided to hang out & capture the birth on “film”. πŸ™‚

Didn’t take long and we saw feet coming out (inside that sack)…


We probably didn’t NEED to assist, but given Friday’s experience being fresh on our minds, we were concerned the calf’s feet weren’t moving… Mike helped a bit, and out came Milkdud!




She walked down like a champ! We milked Buttercup & I became Milkdud’s new mama. πŸ™‚



Her markings are so pretty – and her fur is sooo dense! πŸ™‚



4 thoughts on “WELCOME – 4th calf 2013

  1. Bill

    Great photos. I like how you used a rope to help pull, rather than just grab a hold of a leg and pull, as we’ve done with our goats (and I once did with a foal).


    1. Dawn Roberts Post author

      Thanks, Bill. πŸ™‚ Mike said he does that because he can get a better grip and it can be more of a “smooth pull”. Said he learned that from working on a dairy farm in high school…

      Just enjoyed reading through some of your blog posts. Sounds like we have a lot in common! Blessings to you on your farming journey. πŸ™‚



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