Plus One

Well, our harvest season just keeps getting better. Yesterday Jason had a “funny feeling” that he should go check on Daisy, our dairy cow. So the kids all loaded up in the truck and drove over to the pasture where Daisy found her boyfriend. At first, Jason panicked because Daisy looked like she had lost the big belly we saw her donning not two weeks ago. But then, up popped a head out from under a tuft of grass.

Three day old calf from Daisy!

Three day old calf from Daisy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

We still were not sure that this was Daisy’s calf, so Blaze walked toward the little bull and he ran back to his Mama. We were happy to find out that she had calved two days ago and both mom and calf are doing well. We even watched the little calf munching on some grass.

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Any birth on a sustainable farm is always a happy moment. But this moment has been a long time coming. We have been trying to get Daisy pregnant for over two years and finally she is a momma again. Now let’s hope we can be patient enough to wait a few weeks to get fresh milk, cream and butter! Just look at that udder!

Got milk? Why yes, I do!

Got milk? Why yes, I do!

 

3 thoughts on “Plus One

  1. I watched a video on YouTube of a orphaned pig. I was wanting an update on piglet. I am raising a couple orphaned piglets and very interested in any input and or information I can find to successfully raise these babies.

    • We raised that orphaned piglet to the delicious weight of 250lbs. Unfortunately, we learned the hard way that raising that piglet on a bottle and allowing it to stay in the house and sleep with my oldest daughter was a mistake. When he got too big to stay in the house, we put him out to pasture, but he would squeal by the girls’ bedroom window and he would never stay in his pen. He loved to be petted and combed and if you didn’t pay attention to him, he would nudge you. Well, that was cute when he was 30 lbs. But when he got to 75lbs, it became dangerous. So my advice is, bottle feed the baby, but as soon as he is big enough to be outdoors, keep him in a pen. Don’t put leash on him and walk him around like a dog (like we did)

      • When was your baby piglet taken off of milk and switched over to dry food? When did you start giving food scraps? I have two and built them an awesome indoor pin in my building. They are over two weeks old and doing well.

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