8th calf 2015

Just like a little over a month ago, Grandma found a new calf when she went on a walk after dinner – when we were ready to walk out the door for church activities last evening, lol…

Caramel had a girl! {Click here to see her calf from last year.} The boys named her Ahsoka.. after Anakin’s Jedi Padawan in the Clone Wars…πŸ˜‰ Mike stayed home to check things out, and I drove the boys to youth group. We turned our adult class into a “field trip”, and I brought my friend Penny home with me. I assumed Mike would need help bringing down the new calf, but when we pulled in, we saw this in the field by the barn:
 

So we took Penny over to meet the other calves… They were excited to come see us and put on a pretty cute “show” for her.😏

  

  

         

It was a beautiful evening and a blessing to end it in prayer together.❀️

So how did Mike get baby and mama down to the barn on his own? Well – let’s just say he had some herding angels helping him.πŸ˜‡ All the dairy girls were riled up because of the new  addition, so poor Ahsoka didn’t know which one was her mama. She travelled in and out of the fence as she avoided getting accidentally stepped on in all the confusion. By the time Mike got back up to the field with the halter & baby buggy, she was ready for a rest. He secured her in the wagon, and she had a safe trip down to the field by the barn all by herself. Then Mike headed back up to bring down Caramel. He figured he’d have to bring the whole herd down and then filter out Caramel in the barnyard; but when he got to the pasture, most of the girls had calmed down and gone back to grazing. That made it a little easier for Mike to lead Caramel out of the field without any others.πŸ‘ 

Here are the pics he managed to take in the process:   

  

  

Ahsoka had a good night with her mama, and this morning, the boys brought Ahsoka to the barn. Other than a brief rest, she made the trip without any issues.😊


   

  

  

Only one more calf to go for this year – almost done – yeah!!☺️

Count now is 3 girls and 5 boys.πŸ‘

3 thoughts on “8th calf 2015

    1. Dawn Roberts Post author

      Lol – that is Blake – our oldest (and much loved) barn cat… 9 years old!! He lives for attention. And he knows how to get it! He is the master of always “being in the way”, so someone will have to pick him up to move him or break down and pet him because he’s so darn cute…πŸ˜‰ He has a motor on him you can hear a mile away, too… He has been a blessing to have on this farm!❀️

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