FINALLY – 2nd calf 2019

After over a two week wait, we finally have another calf!πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

(We did have one two days after Angel was born, but he was born prematurely, and didn’t survive. We were sad he didn’t make it, but grateful that his mom, Coco, is doing aok.πŸ‘πŸΌ)

Events like that can make waiting for the next calf feel even longer… So today, I was really excited to see some activity with the dairy girls when I went up to check on them mid-day. There was a group growing around a wooded patch, so I went to investigate…πŸ•΅πŸ»β€β™€οΈ οΏΌ

As I got closer, I thought I could see a white form through the brush with LilRed…

Yep. Sure enough. A calf in the briars!πŸ™„πŸ˜‚ I was pretty sure it was a boy, but decided to wait until Mike got back home to get any more adventurous. This would then give LilRed more time to get it cleaned up and perhaps moved into a better area.πŸ™πŸΌ

After coffee break, Mike & I headed back up to the field to check things out. Yep – it’s a boy! Meet Frosty. He is LilRed’s third calf for us. [Click here to read about her calf from last year.] [Click here to read about when LilRed was born.] Frosty was very spunky, and full of energy. He is also pretty large, with long, lanky legs. Mike was grateful he didn’t have to carry him! Just like his big sister, he walked all the way down to the barn with his mama. Thank You, Lord!✝️☺️

It’s always fun to see how curious everyone is when a new addition parades by their field…πŸ˜†

We moved Angel next door earlier this week, so we don’t have them side-by-side to compare their sizes. As long as Frosty eats well again tomorrow, we’ll probably take him over to join her this weekend. They will have fun running around together!❀️

Here are some pics from when we moved Angel. She pretty much ran in circles all the way over, lol. I was glad Mike was holding her on the halter and not me!πŸ˜‚

One thing is for sure – Angel is VERY photogenic!❀️

Both Angel & Frosty have moms who are half shorthorn. We’re excited to see if the calves born to the ones who have less or no shorthorn in them will look the same as these two.πŸ€”πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ If not, we may have a hard time telling everyone apart this year!πŸ˜‰

Lord willing, we are expecting 6 more calves…πŸ™πŸΌ

Current count is: 1 girl, 1 boy.πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

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