It was a healthy baby girl. We named her Latte.
|Latte the Jersey calf, a mere 4 minutes old and yet unable to stand.|
The chickens looked on in bewilderment.
During the delivery ALL of the animals stopped and watched. The sheep stood at attention, and the chickens stood still aside from the occasional head twitch. The homestead was nearly silent (except for the pigs, who couldn't see). The miracle of life transfixed us all - human and otherwise.
I kept Mamma and baby together for about 36 hours straight to make sure baby got all of the colostrum she could drink. As soon as she was licked off and standing, instinct kicked in quickly.
|Latte, still damp, drinking her colostrum.|
|Taking in her surroundings after her first meal.|
|Latte, dried off and chillin.|
We're very happy that Bridget gave birth to a healthy, energetic calf. God is good, and we have been blessed tremendously.