Posted by Bunny @ 10:27 AM MST [ Comments  ]
Bosque Farms, New Mexico)
Happenings on our farm[ Member listing ]
10 Nov · Mon 2008
Last month (Oct 13), one of our new Guernseys (Edie) had her calf - a heifer who we named Eyebright. She's 4 wks old now, and doing quite well. Yesterday (Nov 9), Dandy - our other new Guernsey, had her calf - another heifer who we've named Dilly. Both of the new mamas are relishing their new responsibilities. They lick, feed and are always ready to defend their calf. We are tickled to see the herd behavior that is developing. When the time was right, the expectant mama picked a spot by herself, and the others all stayed clear. After the birth, mama allowed Megan to get close -including petting the calf, but the animals were chased off. After a few days, Edie let the other cows approach Eyebright, and eventually they even took turns babysitting. It will be interesting to see Dandy's mothering style. Dilly was born at 2:00 pm, so she's not a full day old yet. We will have to wait and see.