Still Being Cleaned By Mammy!
Yes, just two days ago, our labouring cow has finally delivered our newest baby calf! She certainly took her time; labouring for the past week! I had yet to see a calf being born, despite living on a farm for the last few years! But today I managed to see some of the labour, and even get a few photographs too! If you are easily grossed out then you might want to skip the next photograph! Ha!
The new calf is huge! Normally our calves aren't so big, but this guy is a cross between an Aberdeen Angus and a Charolais! Not surprisingly, it is a boy also...they usually are!
Normally we name all our cows that are born on our farm. We have had some funny ones over the years: Tarzan, Alan, Buttercup, Peanut, Socks, Ferrari, Cupid, Pepperoni, Jim-Bob, to name but a few! But as for this guy, we are completely stuck for a name...so we had an idea:
We are going to let one of you decide! Please leave your name suggestion in a comment, and sometime over the next few days, we will draw a name out of a hat! If your children want to get involved too, then please leave all their suggestions in a comment also! We can't wait to see what you can come up with!