Monday, January 30, 2012

First Baby of 2012

It's a girl and her name is Sadie.    She wasn't planned, but here she is.    We knew she was coming and had her mom in the barn with another late baby and her mom.   She was up and nursing by the time I got into the barn this morning.     Happy me!  She got the small calf jacket, but she is bigger than I thought she was.    A regular black calf jacket will be replacing this red one soon.  

We are enjoying a week with Jake's mom and sister.    They came up to deliver a Staffordshire to Minneapolis for breeding.    They took the bitch up there yesterday, and we have the rest of the week to just do our thing.    It is great to have them to talk to for an extended period of time.    We only see them at holidays and special events.    The little school house has three dogs and two people filling it up this week.   It is serving it purpose quite well.   They also came and ran the farm and the "kennel" while we were at the hospital for the knees.    We really did not get to spend much time with them then.   This is a special time since Jake is not home like this normally.   It was nice that Sadie arrived this week.

I hope that Sadie's arrival is the first of many uneventful calf and lamb births at High Ridge this year.


Kathy and Kim Gibson said...

Very sweet!

Spyrock Cardigans said...

So cute! I didn't know they made blankets for calves. :)