Wednesday, November 21, 2012
When we went out yesterday afternoon to do the chores, Chestnut had just had her baby!
It's another boy. She was cleaning him off and mooing to him.
I can tell she's going to be a really good mama. She knew just what to do. He was already starting to hop around playfully. The other calves were there, too, and spent a lot of time running around with their tails up and playing with the dog. Geranium made a fuss about this at first (she hates the dog), but they all ignored her and kept playing.
Here's Geranium's calf having a nursing break. We have decided to name her Flora after the Flora danica buttery milk culture.
Here's Matilda and baby, when he wasn't running about crazily. I love the funny way they lift their tails when they're running and playing.
And my baby was there, too! Lots of babies this year!