This guy has been on death’s doorstep one too many times. We are well aware if he was on a big farm with lots of cattle he probably wouldn’t have made it (unless of course he wasn’t bottle fed). He’s doing much better now- we are hesitant to believe he is completely out of the woods like I said in my last post. Although he is older than our jersey calf, the jersey calf is now bigger than him. But he (our Holstein) is trying to catch up now- eating non stop.
Yesterday we witnessed what felt like a Christmas miracle- he was running and playing like a healthy calf. We have never seen him do that. I wish I had a good video to share.
We had a good rain storm last week. Unfortunately that rain flooded out the barn. Luckily it was somewhat warm so at least the calves and goats were just wet and not cold too. The barn has a dirt floor so the challenge is to put in a good drainage system. Not sure what the previous owners did?
It’s funny this time last year I was living in the suburbs with not even a patch of grass to worry about. Now I’m knee deep in mud. I do miss the sunshine and having a running trail right outside my door- but I am so happy to be here in the country. Now we just need to keep our calf healthy…