Monday, March 18, 2013

Flank :)

Ok, so we always two calves together. We figured maybe if we got another calf right away Blessing would let both of them drink off of her so we didn't have to worry about feeding a calf. :) So, we called our awesome farmer friends at the Lawnview Organic Dairy farm and bought a brandnew, but HUGE bull calf from them.

Blessing let Flank (that's the new calfs name) latch on and he seems to be doing well. However, she does seem to be pushing him away now, 2 days later. We'll have to keep an eye on them.

I am also worried that Blessing is getting Mastitus in her back two teets. They aren't overly red or anything but they are swollen. The boys aren't drinking off of them. I guess it's time to stanchion her and milk her out to be sure. If it is Mastitus she isn't gonna like me much though. Oh, I will be getting pictures of the two boys on here soon :)

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