WELCOME 7th calf – 2014

“ThomasJefferson” was born right before our eyes this evening! πŸ™‚ (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! πŸ™‚

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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! πŸ™‚

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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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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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. πŸ™‚

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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… πŸ™‚

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