Saturday, March 30, 2013
I milked her out after work, then on Tuesday got Red a nursemate.....named Fillet. Fillet was supposed to be a boy; ummm, nope, he is a she! And she's older than I thought. She still has a dry umbilical cord, but she was eating hay, and went to the tank and got a drink of water. (Now my truck smells like cow--I held her while Pat drove us home!) :)
Red was 55 pounds when born, Fillet is 100 pounds. And between the two of them....they are taking all the milk already! So I will have to get my milk first and then let the monsters nurse. But that is good--we have to pick up Kyle in a couple of weeks and I won't be so worried about Daisy not getting milked out.
Daisy has (for the most part) accepted Fillet as her own, but Red still gets the most licking/attention. Daisy has been a really good girl at accepting everything as normal routine. I wish all milk cows were like that!
Saturday, March 23, 2013
This is me with my hand on Daisy's belly, my hand is actually feeling the baby! Any day now she should calve....her udder is full, and everything else points to "soon". I did feel the baby last night, it was higher up, but not in a birthing position (yet).
I'm also waiting on the weather....we are to get snow again. I'm not even going to worry about putting anything in the garden for a few weeks, temps look to be cold (below freezing) at night for awhile anyhow. I will concentrate on the plants I have inside for now, and get more seeds planted/started. I had two volunteer tomato plants come up in some mint I dug up last fall and put in pots in the house. I have no idea of what kind they are, so it'll be awhile before we have an idea if they are cherry or 'regular' tomatoes!
Kyle is doing lots of classroom work now.....and is nearing completion of his AIT. I think he's ready to get back here and get a job and finish up school plans. I try and remind him to take things one step at a time, and not get the cart ahead of the horse! ;)
Jared and Chandra are doing fine, her belly is growing as well! :) I have a 'care package' I need to send them of goodies and baby/maternity clothes I've picked up. I miss them, I wish they weren't so far away!
Patrick and I have been busy, working, and puttering around here working on stuff. There is always something to get done......we got our steer back from the locker, and had to get another smaller freezer to get it all to fit! That's the good thing, the bad thing is it has to last for over a year or more. Feast or famine....that's the way it goes!
And I've meant to write on here several times in the past month, just didn't get around to it!