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Farm Update Dec 1, 2017

Clara Calved Early On November 29, Clara had a little Jersey heifer calf we are calling Chloe. After we got her all collected for her first milking at the dairy shed, Clara escaped and ran off for a few hours to see what the winter pastures had to offer. She was not interested in nursing her new calf. When that happens, it shifts the care to Theo the calf nanny. I had a jar of Sadie's colostrum from a few days ago, so I kick-started Chloe with some warm Sadie colostrum, then I licked her all off until she was dry. You can see the results in the above picture. Chloe was walking around when Clara finally showed up. Clara sniffed her and cood at her like she was a good mama, but kicked at her w