As mentioned in the last calf post, Disco had her calf this morning. We noticed the signs as soon as we came over to bring Lloyd in. We led her through the gate so she could have her calf in peace.🐮
By the time we were done cleaning up after milking, she was about ready to have her calf.
I kept watching her as I was cleaning the barn, and wondered if she needed any help… Mike thought the same, so he got some twine and headed out to check things out. Disco apparently did NOT want any help, lol. She saw us coming and pushed it right out!😂
It’s a girl! This is Disco’s 10th calf for us. [Click here to read about her calf last year.] She is the oldest cow we have in our milking herd – at 11 years old. This one makes her tally 4 girls and 6 boys over the years. She typically has really large calves, and this girl is no exception.😯 Her large size, and with our brains already in movie mode, we thought Fiona would be the perfect name for her.😉
Tangerine and Gluey were going crazy on the other side of the fence.🙄 Mike gave them some hay to get their minds off things so that Disco and Fiona could hang together all morning and afternoon.
We waited until after we had fed the other calves their afternoon feeding, and then brought Fiona into the barn. Thankfully, she walked all the way there and there was no lifting involved for Mike.👏🏼
Gee, look – guess who goes through the gate first to see the new addition, lol?🙄
Phew. It’s been a busy few days. 2 boys+2 girls so far. Lord willing, 3 left to go…🙏🏼