Friday, May 27, 2016

Baby number 2 is here

This morning at about 7:30. And I looked out the back door and saw a miracle doing something odd. By the time I got dressed and got out there 5 minutes later there was a calf on the ground. We have another boy.

We haven't come up with a clever name for him yet so help us out post your suggestions in the comments.

Now my faithful Canon camera that I've had for 10 years has decided to up and quit on me so I didn't get pictures this morning and the tablet is still acting up. So I will post pictures as soon as I can in the meantime there are some pictures on Facebook.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

baby #1 is here!

After being 10 days past due, Franci has finally calved this morning. At about 6:30 she gave birth to a little bull calf.  We have named him Porter H. Ouse.
I am blogging on a new tablet that refuses to post the pictures in Blogger. As soon as I figure out the problem I will post pictures of the new baby here. He is a healthy 62.5 pounds.
The crop duster came and was doing practice runs right after the baby was born. We decided that he came for the baby shower.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Calf Watch 2016

The Twins are going to be Mommies!!!


Franci is due on 5/14 and Miracle is due on 5/21.  
Because they are first timers they can go up to two weeks early....which would be now!

We noticed during chore time tonight that Franci's udder has really grown in the last few days.  And we could see Miracle's baby moving around in there.  What fun.  I hope that we have a bit of a "warning" and time because my parents want to be on hand to see the birth and they live an hour away.  And Boy keeps asking various friends if they want to be here for it too. He seems to forget that I slept in the barn the last time when Hershey went into labor and it was still two days before we saw hooves.  And then MORE hooves.

In the meantime, I've been bringing the girls in and clipping them at the milking stations to give them a bit of sweet feed.  They will do most anything for Sweet Feed. In the past two days I've even been able to wash their udders and run the milker to help them get used to the routine.  

So here is a picture of my "Radiant" Miracle Moo.