Monday, February 16, 2009

Oh, darn. It's a boy!


Here is the picture of the bull calf that was born about 4:00 this morning. It was a long labor, and it wasn't easy. And.....I missed the actual birth. I had been out there since 12:15 when I woke up and decided to check on Holly. When I got out there, the real part was just starting, and the water sac showed up quite soon after. Then it took until 4:00 for the calf to be born. I kept watching, saw something, saw a foot, saw feet and tongue, and could almost see the nose. Then I went outside to do some work for a second time. When I went back in to check, there he was. Holly was quite weak. It took her a while to get up and start licking. The baby took about an hour to get up on his feet. It is two hours later now, and he hasn't nursed yet. Still have that to worry about.

More later.

3 comments:

Claire said...

Oh!!! Congratulations! You win, fair and square! I owe you a cow ornament (oh my, what was I thinking?!). This was fun! I will have to let Stuffin down gently...

Nancy K. said...

Oh my. He looks huge! I hope mother and son are up and active very soon. Poor Holly. He's awfully cute.....

Get some rest!

Yellow Jacket Ridge Angoras said...

Oh my I almost had to laugh...because when my second son was born I said, "oh my gosh I can't believe it's a boy!" The nurse was so mad. She took him away and said, "yes...and he's a beautiful baby boy." I've always felt so bad but I was really expecting a girl. I already had one son.