Category Archives: Baby Calf Care

The Birthday Girls

In the world of baby calves, a single birth is the norm. Twins also come along, and they may account for 5% or more of births depending on the farm. I’ve even heard of triplets, but we’ve never had any … Continue reading

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Tales of Summers Past

We’re in the thick of June. Summer is beckoning, and the days are long, warm, and lazy. Ok; they’re not exactly lazy. But sometimes I imagine they are! Lately lots of small things have been reminding me of past summers. … Continue reading

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The Worst Job on a Farm

Some realities on the farm never get any easier. Death is one of those things. Loosing an animal is always hard. Making the decision to put one down – and having to do it – can be even worse. Knowing … Continue reading

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The Christmas Calf- Spot 2

My second official week of training has come and gone. Good is an apt description. I did find out I can successfully run for five consecutive days. Normally I like to go only two or three in a row, but … Continue reading

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The Frozen Water Saga

I hate to start a day on a sour note. Particularly if that day hasn’t even arrived yet. But Saturday night, as the weather forecasters kept harping on about the coldest weather in 10+ years and using terms like “60 … Continue reading

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