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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Meet Paddy!!

Yep, we got a calf yesterday!!

Hi...I'm Paddy

Ellie Mae didn't come in for breakfast when My Man fed, so I went out after it got light to check on her. Nothing was happening yet, but I knew it would probably happen before the day was over.

I worked at the Post Office for half a day starting at noon and as I was driving out, I checked on her again...

Up 'n nursin'

...and there they were...the lil' calf was still wet, but was up and nursin' at 11:30 AM. Ellie Mae still had the placenta hanging out, but everybody was doin' good.

Number Three and Annabelle were right there givin' her moral support I guess...maybe Number Three was watchin' and learnin' for next year...poor Ellie Mae couldn't get any privacy!!!

And, YEAH...Paddy's a heifer!!! So, she'll be added to our herd...that'll make four!

Well, I named her Paddy because of St. Patrick's Day...she wasn't born ON St. Patrick's Day...but it's close enough for a cow don't ya think?   ;~)


17 comments:

Barb said...

Let's just hope she doesn't make it to the St Paddy's Day menu in a couple of years.

Great timing for you photo.

Shirley said...

Lovely new addition to your herd!

cdncowgirl said...

Congrats on the new herd member :)

Annette said...

Congratulations on your new heifer. I thing Paddy is a perfect name for her.

BK said...

How cute! My heifer had her calf yesterday, a teeny tiny little red heifer. My mare was just sure that was HER baby, and the cow was trying to steal it!

alwaysbackroads said...

Welcome Paddy! Newborn calves are so amazing.

Vaquerogirl said...

Welcome Paddy! Cute as a leprechaun in high clover!

Madge Bloom said...

Paddy will suit her fine.. she's SO cute! It's been years since I last petted a newborn calf, they are the sweetest creatures!

Candy C. said...

Awww...what a cutie Miss Paddy is!! Glad mom and baby are both doing good!

Linda said...

What a great addition to the family - and a perfect name! She is very cute!

Kathy said...

Looks like she was born hungry!

Sarah said...

what a doll, and a great name too! Congrats on the herd increase!

Susan said...

It's always satisfying to witness a successful birth, isn't it.

Reddunappy said...

Great addition to the herd!! Cute name too!!

Mikey said...

Congratulations!!! Today is a super lucky day : ) Love the name!!

Crystal said...

How exciting! Very adorable, even though i thought it woulda been a bull with the name Paddy, but it sure is a cute name

Nancy Claeys said...

So happy all went well. I think Paddy is a great name! :)

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