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, March 27, 2014

Good news bad news.....

Good news first.....
Snow Ball had her little one and both are doing fine, this one is a girl so I can keep her. Now we need a name :)
Bad news...
We are down to our last bale of hay but I did find someone that will deliver me two bales and that should be all we need.
Very bad/sad news
We lost sisters baby (sister is one of Snow Balls calves) this was her first, the calf came breach I called the two vets in the area one was in surgery and the other was tied up at another farm. I got the calf turned but he was so big I had to try to pull him (with the tractor) and that didn't work. I finally got ahold of my father in law, he came out with a gentlemen that has a lot of experience with this and he brought out his puller, they pulled the calf and of course it was dead. The above picture is of sister being lifted, I was lucky that hubby came home the next day and helped me rig up something for her. After three days of lifting her for two hours then letting her lay for two she finally started getting up on her own. Her right back leg is still not perfect but she has her feeling back in it and is doing better daily.


  1. I am heartbroken for you Kim.....poor darling.....I would be an absolute mess over this!

  2. Oh that's too bad! Glad that she is up again. My dad had a cow which didn't get up for months but eventually did and was ok.
    Lovely new wee calf is good news.

  3. I am so sorry for the loss. Glad she is up again!

  4. So sorry about the calf and the hay, but two bales is pretty good, all things considered. Gotta be getting better soon. Hold on.

  5. I'm sorry to hear about the calf. I don't know what I would have done if I were alone, it always amazed me when I saw the calf pullers; never even dreamed that one would need such a contraption to get a baby calf out of a cow. I had a hard enough time rearranging a couple of tangled up goat kids, can't imagine the strength needed to move a calf around.
    Spring will bring the new hay, hopefully the 2 rolls will last you well into the first cuttings.


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