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)…

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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!

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

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

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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).

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    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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