Farm Life

Calving Season

03.29.17

Today we got some of the best news ever – LORETTA IS PREGNANT!  The vet had to come out to give the girls their vaccinations and we had a few questions to ask him, so it was the perfect time to get her checked. He said she is about 5-6 months along and may calve sometime in July. So that means that Barney is most likely not the daddy, so it was probably one of the bulls that she was hanging with next door after the AI didn’t work, early last fall. I can’t tell you how relieved I am that Loretta is not getting kicked off the farm. Patsy is looking healthy and has about 3 more weeks until she calves.

To prepare for our first foray into calving, Anthony spent some time at the farm next door. He learned a lot and feels much more confident than he did a few weeks ago. I’m still somewhat of a wreck. I’m really hoping to wake up one morning and see a calf out in the pasture. That way I know everything worked the way it was supposed to and neither one of us had to intervene.

Anthony made a video documenting his experience next door with one the calves that needed some help coming into the world. THIS VIDEO IS EXTREMELY GRAPHIC – so watch at your own risk. It’s a heifer giving birth and it’s ALL out there. Watch if you’re interested, move along if this makes you nervous. Most of all, please wish us luck or whatever else you think we will need.

16 comments on “Calving Season”

  1. Thanks for the video. I had never seen a calf born (and my dad was a vet) so this was a first. Congrats to you both on all you’ve learned and accomplished and been kind enough to share. Best to ALL of the family, old, new and to come.

    1. You’re welcome, Pat. We’re glad you liked it! And thank you for following along and being interested in our adventures. Hopefully many more to come.

  2. I love reading your blog! You are so darn funny! Love everything about it! Good luck with the baby!

  3. OMG I cried and I don’t know why. I guess I am just so excited for you guys and hope all goes well . I know Anthony is prepared now for anything. It is wonderful seeing how happy you both are on the farm.

  4. Enjoyed it eminsely; brings me back to my childhood days where I visited the dairy farm up the street on Newland in Garden Grove, CA. Congrats and hoping all goes well in 3 weeks!! Love to you both!
    Cindy

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