On our farm this week we’ve been bottle feeding a baby calf who was rejected by her mother. She’s a sweet little girl, but all bones. When my husband found her, she was curled up in the field the herd had just left. She stayed behind because she was too weak to go to the new field, poor thing. It’s become my job to take her a (giant) bottle of milk-replacement formula twice a day. She’s very sweet, and I think she’s bonded to me. I take my two-year old Zeke out to the barn with me to feed her, and she’s curious about him. She likes to smell his face, and he giggles in return. Anyway, I’m hoping she’ll make it, she’s doing much better than when we found her.
We’ve got a litter of 7 baby rabbits right now, and another rabbit who’s due to kindle (give birth) tonight. There’s not much as cute as baby rabbits! Our cat also had 4 kittens a few weeks ago, and they’re starting to climb out of their box to explore. Add all the calves, and we’ve got quite a bit of new life blooming on the farm. Spring is wonderful!
My sister-in-law and I helped our husbands move the cows across the road this evening, it was a lot of fun! Our job was to stop any cars coming, so that they don’t try to drive through the herd or bluff fence. It’s quite invigorating to watch a 400-head herd stampede across the road! The boys (my son and nephew) loved watching.
I would love to post pictures, but due to some computer difficulties I won’t be doing so today, sorry!
What’s new on your farm (or garden, or backyard) this week? I’d love to hear!