So today’s calf has a different story… Uno had her calf, with emergency vet assistance, in the milking barn.😬
Not the way we prefer, but sometimes this is how farming goes. We are grateful there are those trained to handle these types of situations, and that they can arrive when we need them to.👍🏼
Mike and I had done a calf-check up in Mordor around 2, and all was well. But when Mike’s mom took her walk this evening, she noticed Uno walking around/pacing with a foot sticking out – and the foot was not facing the normal direction… Here is Uno.
I don’t have the best view here, but you can barely see a white hoof sticking out towards the top of her tail…
Fortunately, we didn’t have a ballgame tonight, so the boys joined Mike and I and we brought Uno down to the barn to get her in a headlock.
This kinda stuff is really out of our league. So we made the decision to make an emergency call to our vet. Within 45 minutes, Dr. Angel arrived and to our delight, pulled out a backwards calf – ALIVE! In less than 10 minutes!😯 Truly amazing!👏🏼
Here are some pics that are a bit graphic. Feel free to skip over them if they aren’t to your liking…😉
Oh – and it’s a boy! Welcome Breech! (Thought the name seemed appropriate since he arrived backwards and it also loosely fits the gun category…😏) He is Uno’s second calf for us. [Click here to read about her calf last year.] And click here to read about when Uno was born.
Check back tomorrow to see how things went overnight for mama and calf. Sadly, Uno left Breech to go outside to eat and look for her friends…😡
We placed some hay around him so it wasn’t as slippery, and toweled off Breech as best we could. Mike+Michael carried him outside to the grass. With a flashlight, we directed Uno over to Breech, and thankfully, she began to tend to him again. We took a couple pics that looked like progress to us, so we’ll see how things are in the morning.🙏🏼🎬
Next morning: 3-29-17
Such a beautiful site as we came over to begin our day…
Although, Breech was on the wrong side of the fence, you could tell Uno took good care of him through the night.👍🏼
We knew Breech must have been able to walk ok since they were in a different location from when we left them last night, but we were surprised at his quick maneuvering when Mike went to put the halter on! Mike almost had tackle him to keep him from running!🙃 But all ended fine and he’s settled in the barn. Thank You, Lord!❤
Tally: 4 girls, 3 boys (and 4 to go, we think!)🐮