Monthly Archives: April 2014

WELCOME 7th calf – 2014

“ThomasJefferson” was born right before our eyes this evening! 🙂 (Click here to read about how we are naming our boys this year…) His mama is Disco. (Click here to read about her calf from last year.)

We were late in doing our afternoon calf check since we had double header baseball games all afternoon. Truthfully, all we wanted to do was get inside, thaw out, and eat, lol…BUT we also knew Disco was due a couple days ago, and kinda had some signs earlier this morning that today might be her day. Soooo, Mike & I headed up on the 4-wheeler to take a peek…

Found Disco pushing out some feet! 🙂

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I left Mike with her, and drove back down to get some twine in case Mike needed to assist with pulling the calf out. But when I returned, he had already been born! 🙂

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He’s a pretty good sized boy – and his coloring looks neat, too. We are looking forward to seeing what he looks like after he’s all cleaned up. 🙂

He’ll spend the night in the field with his mama and the rest of the dairy girls. It was too close to dark & we were just too tired to walk them down this evening. So tomorrow, I hope to add some more pictures to this post. 🙂

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Updated 4-7-14:
Yesterday was such a beautiful morning!

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ThomasJefferson walked with his mama out of the field, and then she completely left him, lol! She got through that gate, and just started truckin’ to the barn! Well this little guy is NOT SO LITTLE, and needs to grow into his long legs, so we decided he’d get a wagon ride down. He filled up the whole wagon, lol! His markings are pretty cool – and we are debating if we will keep him as a bull. 🙂

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Only one more calf to come! Suezy is due 5-4… We are prayerful it will NOT be as chaotic as it was with her last year. Click here to read about that fiasco, lol… 🙂

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WELCOME 6th calf – 2014

Meet “Pinetar”, lol… Her mama is ScotchTape, whose name category is “adhesives”. So when we were brainstorming for possible girl names, (being the baseball family we are) Pinetar came up! We decided to wait and see what the calf looked like – to see if the name would fit. And it did! 🙂

Click here to read about ScotchTape’s calf from last year. 🙂

When we went up to bring the milking girls down to the barn this morning, ScotchTape was looking longingly toward a blocked off corner of the field…

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Sure enough: her calf had gone under the single wire electric fence AND either through the big gate or through the high tensile fence into an adjoining field!! Probably wasn’t the smartest spot for ScotchTape to pick to have her calf, lol…

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Even though Pinetar ran from us at first, once she got closer to her mama, she cooperated nicely with the trek down to the barn. 🙂

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Some final encouragement from her mama to get through the last leg of the journey, lol… 🙂

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