Calving season is notorious for it's surprise packages - whether they be good or bad. This year we have a group of new heifers to calve out, and you just never know what the surprise of the day will be with them. A couple of weeks ago, we were surprised with the first heifer having her calf two weeks early. Since this was her first time becoming a mother, we just never know quite how the heifer will react. Well...her reaction was not quite as we had hoped, and she did not take to being a mother very well. When this happens, we keep them together in a calving pen for a few days, and usually, they fall in love with each other when they figure things out. In this case, she had no intentions of changing her mind. So, after a few days of milking her out and feeding the calf, we decided to just move our little Lucy to the barn and bottle feed her ourselves. She has become a fun part of the family! Anytime we go into the barn, she hops up and runs over to us. She is just a little sweetheart! JM is really enjoying feeding her morning and night.
JM even got a kiss from her this afternoon.! Lucy has a special place in all of our hearts. She is a wonderful new addition to our farm family!