The calf has arrived!

This minutes old calf is still wet from being born

Maureen, our Dexter cow, gave us a calf last Thursday morning.

We didn’t know her exact due date–only that it would be “sometime in June”.  Kathy had been watching for signs and mentioned to me the day before that we should check her more often so as not to miss the event.

Well….Thursday morning was a bit busy.  At about 9:30, I was finishing the last of my morning chores which happened to be out near Maureen.  I was in the sun, and she was in the shade, so I had to blink a couple times to figure out what I was looking at.  Her newborn bull calf was already nursing. 

…sorry Kathy, she was too fast for us!

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