Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Happy Birthday!

The Arndt family farm has grown by four feet! Bonnie's bull calf was born at 12:35 am, today. She was in active labor for a couple hours and pushed him into the world standing up, completely silent, in six big pushes. He's fuzzy and adorable and nearly dry. I took him into the laundry room after seven hours because the temps dipped to freezing and it started snowing. He's almost ready to be reunited with his worried mother. She is calling for him and he's getting hungry. He had colostrum before I took him and she's got three more quarters ready and waiting for him. Hopefully he dries fast cause the window for the colostrum to be most effective is closing fast. Here's pictures of his first few hours:

He'd just hit the ground! She was more interested in the flashlight. Goofy cow

I moved him to a bed of hay, that he refused to stay on or near. He was on his feet in 15 minutes.

What on EARTH just happened to me?! He's fuzzier now and dried to a reddish-brown.

More pictures of him dry and them together to come soon.


1 comment:

blondevue... said...

Awww!! He is so cute!!!
I want one! :D But I think I'll settle for a baby tiger. My Dad is in the philippines for church and he got to hold one last week. I thought of you when I saw the picture, cause this little guy was coming. Glad the delivery went safe and well. Have fun with your new addition to the farm,

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