Saturday, March 13, 2010
Can you tell from the picture which one does not belong? Scooter had to check out what the chickens were so excited about.( black oil sunflower seeds). You can see that he is not bothered by the chickens and visa-versa! Yesterday one of the chickens actually went between his hind legs to get to the other side.
Geese are excited to be able to bathe and swim in the creek again. I love to see them shake their tail feathers when happy.
Ruby, the little calf is full of energy and fun, galloping around and jumping for joy. Still waiting on the other two expectant mommas.
I would love to see the sun come out but am grateful none the less for the warming temperatures!!!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
lol, March 4, brought us a little female calf from 1st time mom "minnie moo". Neighbor, Lisa and I brought the little calf up to the pole barn in keeping with our policy of isolating mom's and calves for 2-3 days. Mom however took a few more minutes to get up to the barn and then she acted like she didn't recognize the calf. After a very quick trip to the co-op for colostrum, and 16 oz into the calf, I went to the house for more and by the time I returned the little calf was up, looking very perky and thankfully was now over by mom and a few minutes later I heard the wonderful sounds of nursing. Yea, maternal instinct kicks in. Scooter our youngest lab was very intrigued with this new addition as it was about his size and almost the same color!! Photo attached is of Scooter checking out the newbie who looks body-less tucked into the hay.
Two of my older cows are looking very close to calving also, and for the week we have had very sunny and beautiful days. Snow is melting and the ground can be seen in spots. Yea!! spring.