Monday, January 14, 2013

Rosie's Calf

Well, Rosie had a beautiful heifer calf late last night.  But sadly, for reasons we don't understand the calf died as soon as she was born.  We're so disappointed...we've been looking forward to this little baby's birth for 6 months.  We know God has a plan...for some reason it just was not meant to be. :-(   It's so hard to see such a beautiful innocent little creature alive one second and dead the next.  She was alive and coughing and shaking when her head popped out, but by the time she was completely delivered (only a few minutes later) she was dead.   We tried everything...rubbing, patting, even whiskey...but never felt or saw any signs of life.  :-(   Sort of a sad way to start off the New Year, but that's life I guess.  We're looking at possibly buying a Jersey heifer calf to raise on Rosie's milk.  We'll see if we can find a good one that is for sale.

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