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New Calf, Finally

Jersey-Holstein-Angus Bull Calf. Picture by Lisa Marie Ford

We have a new calf on the farm, finally. After nearly three years we finally have another baby Baby. Baby Sarah had her calf around 7:15pm on January 7th; a little bull of course, but at least we have a calf for a while. This was taken at two weeks old. Typical little boy; he would rather play in the muck and mud mess from this Winter thaw, than be in the straw.

Cecil’s Girls

Cecil’s Girls: Baby Betty Ann, Baby June, and Baby Lilly (from left to right clockwise)

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A New Calf ~ Baby O’Kay

       Today is the middle of the month and in the middle of the night a calf was born. We have had this line/family of cows that my dad and I have been rasing for over 20 years. It started with a Jersey Holstein Mix cow that my dad named Baby Kay…and thus started the Baby Line. Of course her first calf was named Baby Lisa. :0) Just like you have a last name all of their names ebgin with Baby, even when they weigh a ton.

       Baby Merry (named for a certain Hobbit) is the proud new mama. The calf is all black except for a little white spot on her tummy. Her mama was light brown and just darkened to a deep velvet chocolate brown. Her first calf was born under a rainbow and was a fawn tan color, and she still hasn’t darkened much. However the new baby is the first in many years that was not born brown, looking more like the Jersey heritage, but black like the Holstein heritage. After much deliberation on names it came down to Baby Half-Pint or Baby O’Kay, we chose Baby O’Kay. Dad wanted O.K. however I thought O’Kay would be more appropriate.

       She is incredibly cute and adorable and covered in black velvet that you just want to snuggle up with….well now whilst she is still clean. By tomorrow I am certain she is gonna be full of energy and slobber-city. Oy, then begins bottle-training. Yikes.