Walking With Grandmpa [my father and grand-daughter]

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)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Snowflakes new little girl

Snowflake did not show up with the rest of the cow's last week, it was when hubby was home on vacation so we set out to find her.....
We found her near one of the corner markers of our fence with a big surprise for us, you can see the fence in the background...she got as far away form the other cows as she could get! This is our one late cow every year she delivers in August, since she didn't I assumed she was not pregnant and we would just get her on the same rotation as the other cows, but she choose to change my plans. :)
We usually leave the mother and baby alone since the mother likes to hide out for a few days and does not want to be bothered. Then when she is ready she brings the little one up and from then on  stays with the other cows (all of the cows will look out for the little ones).  Since she had such a late in the year calf and the weather turning cold........hubby decided it would be best to carry the calf  to the barn lot  so I can keep an eye on her. Snowflake is such a calm cow (lucky us) she just followed close to hubby all the way to the barn lot. She is one of those cow's that takes things as they go and trusts us, with eleven this could not have been accomplished so easily. With her and baby now in the lot they have access to one of the barn stalls to sleep in that I have covered with hay, she also has a round bale of hay all to herself and the heated water tank so fingers crossed the little one will do just fine.
Here she is checking out her baby after hubby and I left her alone in the lot :)
I think she approved of her new surroundings after checking out the lot and the interior of the barn, after no more than a half hour she had the baby all snug beside the hay bale and proceeded to start eating her self.

15 comments:

  1. So, do we have a name for this little darling?

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    1. Not yet any ideas? Since its a girl I can keep her :)

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  2. You have the sweetest names for your animals. I have no imagination and sigh, my cats have the most boring names. Snowflake is a good mommy and her baby is so cute.

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  3. Oh Kim....they are too beautiful and precious! Have you named her calf yet? I want to live on your farm!! Love this so much...Merry Christmas Blessings....

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  4. I am so bad at names, it is a miracle my three kids were even given names. How about Crystal, you know, Snowflake and Crystal? Blush...

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    1. That is cute, I am writting that to show hubby when he gets home. I have also drawn a blank on Snowballs new calf (Bella) was Snowballs calf last year and she was so easy to name! She would not stop nursing even though she was as big as her momma so I put her in the barn lot for three weeks and she cried 24/7 for her mom so much so she totally lost her voice then she would cry with no voice, I felt so sorry for her! but that is how she got her name :) Bella is my favorite I call for her and she comes running like a pupppy only 1200 pounds! loves to have her back and ears rubbed anyway it would be cute to name her sister something that went with Bella, such a good idea! :)

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  5. How about Anna to go with Bella? I am assuming the calf is female?

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    1. Yes female, sad but I cant keep male's so I give them attention like all the others I just try really hard not to get attached to them

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  6. Kim, she is so cute and so is Snowflake. Since it is close to Christmas how about Noel?

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  7. People I worked with had a white dog they named Shasta after Mt Shasta. I'm sure whatever name you derive at will be perfect for the little sweetie.

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