WELCOME – 11th calf 2013

FINALLY – Reesecup had her calf yesterday! Apparently, we were off one cycle when we estimated her original due date. (Cows’ heats are spaced about 21 days apart.) When you wait 21 “extra” days for something, it’s kinda like watching water boil, lol…IT TAKES F-O-R-E-V-E-R!

Last evening, we noticed it looked like Reesecup was starting to push. We were watching her closely, because she was the last of the 4 heifers to calve, and we were concerned she might have a difficult time delivering – given that 2 of the heifers had already had issues

So we watched… (Of course, she waited for a dreary, rainy day, lol…) πŸ™‚
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Feet!!!
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After awhile with little progress, Mike decided to help…
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When Reese pushed, Mike pulled…

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…and pulled…

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It’s a girl!!! Since her mom’s name category is “restaurants”, her name is RedRobin. πŸ™‚

Next we waited to make sure Reese would clean RedRobin up. And thankfully, she did!

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And lastly, we wanted to make sure RedRobin would get up and eat…

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Yep!! πŸ™‚

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We left mama and baby together last night, so I snuck up on them this morning to get some more pics… πŸ™‚

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We are so thankful we’ve made it to calf number 11 – only one more left to come! πŸ™‚

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