Sunday, March 1, 2009

Our first calf

Our first calf arrived today dead on arrival a month earlier than pd' absolutely gutted hadn't even got round to naming mum

It was a cracking sized bull calf and got stuck on the way out one foreleg and head and dead when we found him. Vet assisted getting the rest of him, the mother has been in the corner of the field all day looking rightly glum.

Been milking the mother out and will see what happens next with her.

Double portion of grog tonight me thinks

Lambs on the other hand we did alright with, so far 12 lambs from 9 of our 10 ewes despite them lambing outside when the snow started. One missed, a first timer so we will give her another chance next year.

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