Can you guess who?
And no, like it or not, that someone isn’t me. In fact, it isn’t even a person. It’s a cow. A certain dairy heifer named Etta to be precise!
When I was going through and entering the records from the farm she’s at, I noticed there were quite a few new pregnancies. They must have done a vet check just after the new year. I’m always interested to go through the info, and I was especially excited to see the note “Preg” next to 3337.
Etta isn’t very far along yet, but at 45 days the vet was able to give her a definite positive. (33-35 days is about the soonest the vet will check for pregnancy.)
She’s due on August 31, meaning she should calve with her first baby just a few weeks before her 2nd birthday on Sept 20. I’m already hoping for a girl of course, but a healthy, full-term calf is the biggest goal.
She’ll come back to our farm about 90 days before she’s due, putting her arrival at the end of May. I may see her in the meantime, but I can’t wait to have her back here full time.
For now, I thought I’d share a few photos from the archives.