Friday, December 11, 2009

It's a Boy!!

Our sweet milk cow delivered this healthy little bull calf around 5:30 a.m. "Jan's Christmas Coal" was up and eating when I arrived in the barn. What an awesome little fellow he is. Healthy, fat and sassy. I checked on her last night about 9:30 p.m. before bed and she was uncomfortable and her breathing was labored. I was still delightedly surprised when I opened the door. It never gets old - being greeted buy a sweet, adorable face like his :)

This is the most awesome, dependable cow. She has the sweetest disposition and passes this on to her offspring She's wonderfully attentive to her calf and had him cleaned up and he was nursing by the time I arrived in the barn. For the past three years she has delivered beautiful heifers. This year I really wanted a bull. I want to raise him, monitoring his growth monthly to see what his gain is each month until he reaches two years old. The heifers grow nicely. I think this guy will do even better as we will castrate him and raise him as a steer. This year I have two cows to breed and next year we will have two babies on the farm :) Life is good!


threecollie said...

Very nice! Congratulations

Paintsmh said...

Awww he is so cute!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Coal is a good name.

Sue said...

Congrats! And what a great name!

Christy said...

Congratulations! He is adorable.

DayPhoto said...

Oh! He is adorable! I love little baby cattle. The name is perfect!

And what else is perfect, the birth went without a hich!

I wish I could love on him and give her a couple of loving pats and rubs.

Have a really nice weekend!


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Anonymous said...

Thanks, my day needed to see this. It is a shame that soooo many folks never get to see new baby calves, with sweet shinny faces, big wonderment eyes, soft ears and milk-breath. Tending new babies and seeing my corn come up in rows that go out of sight were some of the great things about farming. Have a fun day! - Bill

Mary Ann said...

Congratulations! I needed to see this too--long day, nice to open up and see the little bull and his mama. :)

Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

What a sweetie - Congrats!

Joanne said...

Congratulations on your new addition! He is a beauty!

Thanks too for your note on my blog and holiday greetings. I'd forgotten to come on over and get my fill of New England snow photos. :) (It's cold here but not that snowy) Otis is darling!

craig said...

That's awesome, I love calves!!