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Friday, March 25, 2011

It's a Goof Calf!

~It feels natural to be a mother,
but unnatural to be a wife.~
~Anonymous~

Participating in Farm Photo Friday and Farm Friend Friday...check 'um out!!!

The Lil' Heifer
The lil' heifer

No, she's not a mistake...but her sire is "Goof"...remember Goof from last summer? He spent a lil' bit of "workin' time" here at the ranch?


The BIG Guy "Goof"
The BIG guy...Goof!

After yesterday's post with the photo of the "Cow Girls waiting"...Annabelle didn't make us wait much longer! My Man found the calf this mornin' when he went down to feed. But I'm suspecting that she actually had her yesterday afternoon.

Last evening at feeding time, Annabelle was really agitated with the dogs, which she usually does when she has a calf by her side. I looked through the sagebrush, but didn't find a calf. They can be pretty hard to see, and Annabelle didn't look like she'd calved, but I had been gone all afternoon into town. So, I think she had it just after I left (noon) and she was all cleaned out by feeding time.


Stayin' with my momma.
Well, it just goes to show ya that they like to be sneaky; I should have looked more closely for a calf yesterday. But the lil' one is strong and obviously quite healthy! We're grateful for that! And the bonus is that it's a heifer...and we're going to keep her to increase our lil' herd!!


"They're already talkin' 'bout me havin' calves...Let me grow up first!!"

Annabelle is half Jersey, and boy can she produce some milk! This lil' one sure got her Jersey eyes...sooooo cute.

It was cloudy and spittin' snow on us as I tried to take some photos, so they didn't turn out too good. But you know me...there will be more to come!

Happy Friday everyone!

21 comments:

Helen/Spike and Drusilla OK Citizens said...

I love the baby fur and that face! Dad's a little intimidating...

Helen
www.spikeanddru.com

Shirley said...

Yay! Lovely calf! Those mommas can be sneaky.

Susan said...

You guys are a few weeks ahead of us calving, but we're starting to watch more closely for signs.

Sharyn said...

What a sweet face -- as cuddly as a puppy.

Crystal said...

Very cute! Do you have a name for her yet?

Buttons said...

She certainly is cute we had two different bulls running with our cows this time so we have a mix bag of calves but they are healthy and the blonde ones will bring us more money. We are almost done calving had 26 5 more to go. Nice blog. B

mj said...

And so your herd is growing .... congratulations!

Cheyenne said...

I want one!!!!!!!!!!!

lisa said...

She is a good lookin calf!

Jensamom23 said...

So very cute! Came here from Farmchick's...notice you are in Prineville...I used to spend time in Fossil. Have a great weekend.

Jeni said...

In my opinion there is nothing cuter then day old calf!!!! cept maybe a day old foal!

Very very cute congrats!

Oregon Equestrian said...

The Jersey explains the pretty face.

Verde Farm said...

She is absolutely beautiful. I do love her eyes--so sweet. How awesome to find a wonderful farm baby out of the blue one morning. I would love that. HOpefully I will have some baby piglets this year :) So glad you joined Farm Friend Friday--great to have you!!

Annette said...

She is adorable!!

Alla said...

Absolutely adorably sweet!!

Dreaming said...

I remember hunting for calves with my grandfather. Mama sure can hide them in tough places! Your baby is darling!

Gail said...

What a wonderful addition...Dad is very impressive.

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

Congratulations! Can't get much better than a healthy, beautiful heifer calf!

Linda said...

It's always so nice to have a healthy baby and even better when they're THAT cute!

Leontien said...

Love the little baby pics and YES that bull is big!!!

and it sure is a nice addition to you herd!

Thanks
Leontien

edenhills said...

She certainly is a beautiful calf! Goof is definitely an impressive looking guy.

Teresa

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