Another year of calving is upon us!
After a surprise heifer calf was born in February, we should have been anxious to get this year's calving started. Unfortunately at that time, we weren't finished kidding or lambing yet, so who wants to deal with another species of baby! Fortunately the mama cow was thrilled to be able to keep her calf with her and the weather here has been mild, so mom and calf continued to live outside with the rest of the expectant moms. Fast forward to today and one doe (goat) and one ewe (sheep) still have to give birth, and we already have ten calves on the ground! So it goes again-long days in the barn, short nights of sleep, and the promise of green grass! Six to eight weeks and 120 pregnant cows can't get over with quick enough. Happy (seasonal) calving to us!