It's been a busy summer on my little farm! The biggest news is a new baby was born on Saturday! Diamond was born on August 14, 2021. She couldn't have picked at better weekend to be born! This is the first time I laid my eyes on her. Dad was mowing nearby when she was born, so he beat me to it this time.
About 20 minutes after entering the world, Diamond (named by my nephew, Jayce) tried to stand.
That took all of 4 minutes and she began hunting for some warm milk.
Once she determined which was Mama AND which end it came out of, she grabbed a drink.
It's so much fun to watch. Dad and I then had to escort the girls to the trailer to make the trip back to my house. This was a rather long journey, but baby Diamond did great, especially for just learning to walk and being in a heavy milk coma.
Then the waiting game began, because the old bossies knew something was up and were very suspicious. Our end game was to get them to go into that first barn. It's a good thing both Dad and I are very patient people. An hour and a half later, we had success and were on the road back to my house.
When we got back to the funny farm, they were reunited with the rest of the herd, which is up to 9 now (10 in the next week or so)! Helen and Flo spent the summer at camp tending to the pasture at another family farm nearby.
Once everyone had adequately sniffed each other, life was good, but everyone was pretty hungry. Helen (in the background) decided she would skip a meal and stay to keep watch over her new baby.
I'm go grateful that this happened on a weekend I had off so I could be there for the entire process. I had to leave them this morning, but they look pretty comfortable, so my mommy anxiety today is manageable.
That being said, I can't wait to get home to see what they are up to! I wonder if they make nanny cams for cattle?
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