Reincarnated As A Mother

Monday, December 28, 2015

Ladies and Gentlemen-- We Have ANOTHER!

I swear, a writer for a sitcom or drama could not come close 
to making this stuff up.
We finally got one baby calf to the point where we think she is going 
to survive and boom!!!-- tonight just before dinner another one
dropped a calf.
 This one is much smaller (actually more normal sized)
and got right up and started walking.
It wasn't nearly as cold as the other night so that helped.
 But get this, the dumb thing would root all around
but never latch onto her Mama-- even with Byron
squirting milk into her mouth and forcing her
mouth open and over the teat.
We finally tonight resorted to breaking out the
mega bottle of colostrum.
 It was quite a chore getting her to figure out how to suck the bottle
but she finally did.  Sorry my picture is so dark-- it is quite tricky
trying to take a picture while holding the bottle 
and Byron is holding her.
Still no go on the Mama yet.
Sigh... maybe tomorrow.
p.s.  here's the deal:  our neighbor brought his bull over
and told us it would take a while for him to get acclimated
and "get busy".  Umm, he must have gotten busy the first night-
because we weren't expecting babies for at least another month.
This is definitely not what I had envisioned for Christmas break!