Walking With Grandmpa [my father and grand-daughter]
"I like walking with granpa his steps are short like mine." (dedicated to my dad who passed 4/1/10)
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
New baby girl
We had a new calf born Friday, I am not sure what the little one's problem was but she would not nurse her mother or get up. I waited 22 hours then loaded her up and took her and mommy to the upper lot so I could give her a bottle. The next day she still could not stand so I kept bottle feeding her.
Then finally on the third day when I helped her up she stood for almost 12 minutes before she sat back down, so I did this off and on. Now today she is finally standing on her own for hours at a time although now I am having trouble getting her to nurse her mom, she just waits for a bottle to be put in her mouth. Her Mom has even gotten used to it, after I give her a bottle her Mom cleans her up like its not upsetting her. Now how do I get her to start nursing? I cant get real close to the cow she is very protective so I keep eye contact with her while feeding the baby. I also keep the Polaris between her and I while bottle feeding so I am afraid to try to put the calf to her by myself and Hubby will not be home until Sunday so any ideas?