Thursday, May 24, 2012

Introducing Sharlotte

Born in the wee hours of the morning, clean and dry when we found her. Dorie did it again. She's awesome.

Sharlotte is an 83 pound heifer. The tail lift is deceptive- everything looks a little poopy down there, but she definitely has udders and no testicles.

Dorie didn't seem too concerned with us (me and #3) at that point of the examination. When I started opening packages and rustling papers she came in for a closer inspection. I chickened out and didn't tag her. I'll wait for bigger help tonight.

For now mother and baby are out in the pasture enjoying the sunshine. Dorie didn't even hide her from me. Maybe the herd is finally big enough that she feels she needs to keep her baby close. Or maybe she feels like it's big enough that she doesn't need to hide the baby. Either way, it was nice to not have to traipse all over looking for her.

Welcome to the world, Sharlotte!

8 comments:

  1. What a Wonderful name! Where ever did you come up with that one? Hee hee What a nice big girl too. Will she go into your herd as a milker/breeder or is she more a beefy kinda of gal? Congrats on the population expandsion.

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    1. lol, yes, some internet friend made this great suggestion! Thank you!

      For the moment, the plan is to keep all of the girls for future producers. However, if they all have girls I will have to debate keeping one for meat for us in two years, or buying another bottle calf. (I'll probably buy another bottle calf, lol).

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  2. welcome Sharlotte! she sure is pretty Wendy!

    your friend,
    kymber

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  3. Congratulations! Another mouth to feed, or will she end up feeding you?

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    1. She will end up feeding us eventually. Milk, future calves... It'll be a couple of years though.

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  4. you must have magic in your land - your animals are gorgeous!

    so's the compost ;-)))

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  5. lol! Happy cows make happy compost?!!? Thank you!

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