Tuesday, January 13, 2015

We Have a baby! Sophie had her calf.

Welcome to the world, Bronco Billy!
Yesterday evening around 9:45, Mike returned from watching the Ohio State game with a friend, and he commented to me, "What's the calf?" I thought he was teasing me, as I had just checked Sophie a couple hours earlier, so I scoffed at him. "No, really, you haven't seen it?"  I can get into my cold-weather-coveralls pretty fast, and I did it in record time last night. As I approached Sophie in her pen, I could see a wet, red glob next to her and I realized she had fooled me again and I had missed the birth by minutes. 
A quick check revealed it's a HE, and within 15 minutes he was up and finding supper. I spent another 30 minutes just reveling in the miracle of yet another healthy calf and then returned inside.
I named him Bronco Billy because he was the buckingest calf inside a cow and again this morning on the outside. I was rather hoping for a heifer baby, but I'll take unassisted birthed baby bull calves all day long if they turn out like this one.
Sister Puddin' stood watching on the outside, hoping for a quick snack herself, no doubt!
Psalm 105:5  Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced


Susan Lea said...

He's an absolute doll! I see a painting coming out of that first photo. :) It's so cute, the milk beard under his chin matches the white under his tummy and legs. Looks like mama just barely dipped him in milk, like an oatmeal cookie.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...