We are in the midst of calving. Which means, very little sleep, lots of string cheese and coffee!
There are 27 calves in the heifers, as of now. The cows are just getting started.
The weather has been somewhat cooperative. Its been very mild and wet. I'd rather slime around in the mud, then slip around on the ice! I'm sure the cows would too. During the late night checks its been foggy. The heifers have been very good mamas and easy to deal with, until today! What a flippin' disaster! Last night we got home at 2am. Today headed out at 8am to feed cows, didn't get home until 5pm. ugh!
We lost a calf in the heifers. The heifer was a total loon! Had to get a horse to bring her in. She jumped the cattle guard! She tried to eat us for lunch! Geez. She ended up loosing her calf. Then we had two heifers calving, they tried claiming one calf! Had to bring them in. Did I mention it was POURING down rain!? and windy. But a balmy 60*!
I did get the whole barn cleaned! :)
And my bottle baby is not doing well. I think the milk replacer is bad. So, we had someone head to town to get a different brand. I am going to contact the company and complain to them about the sour milk. I've had issues with this brand before. sigh.
When we got home, I was cooking dinner and the sun was setting. Cant beat this at the end of a long, tiring day.
Hoping tonite and tomorrow will be better.
Bottle baby and Spook.
A rainbow to the east. Sunset to the west.
Thanks for stopping by. I'm taking a nap! HA! :)