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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3282 Posts

Posted - Mar 06 2021 :  03:01:16 AM  Show Profile
Our calving started 2 weeks early this year. Momma had one baby, standing up. I caught baby and gave it a bit of a softer landing. All was good, went in to wash up my milker and grab a bit of supper. Told my husband, the calf seemed kind of small, but it was the first one, maybe I was wrong. Sure enough got back out there right away and there was number two. A girl and a boy. They are a week old now and doing well.

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Michele
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5799 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5799 Posts

Posted - Mar 06 2021 :  06:06:20 AM  Show Profile
Congrats on the calves and BTW a great catch.

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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

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Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
7575 Posts

Posted - Mar 06 2021 :  06:09:17 AM  Show Profile
Oh! CONGRATULATIONS, Michele! So happy for all of you!

This is one of my favorite times of year for just that reason! We love driving through the surrounding farmlands, seeing all the babies! Yesterday we saw a whole bunch of colts and foals.. So tiny, yet so majestic! And the calfs are already making a show in one local field! To me, this is just as wondrous as when the tulips and hyacinths start poking up through the ground! What a joyful - and busy - time this must be for you! So excited for you!
I pray for everyone's health, strength and happiness!

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Nini

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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4417 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4417 Posts

Posted - Mar 06 2021 :  11:01:07 AM  Show Profile
How about some pictures of the twins? Hope the calving season goes smoothly for all.

Dawn in IL

"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade." Charles Dickens
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3282 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3282 Posts

Posted - Mar 06 2021 :  4:11:28 PM  Show Profile
new bull calf born today.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
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Posted - Mar 06 2021 :  4:13:26 PM  Show Profile
this is dark but it is the twins. We have Hereford cattle.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5799 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5799 Posts

Posted - Mar 07 2021 :  03:17:55 AM  Show Profile
Sweet babies.

FarmGirl Hugs, Sara
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

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Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4417 Posts

Posted - Mar 07 2021 :  06:09:47 AM  Show Profile
Love their sweet little faces! Enjoy watching them kick up their heels in the pastures this spring.

Dawn in IL

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3282 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3282 Posts

Posted - Mar 07 2021 :  11:45:24 AM  Show Profile
Thanks all, I need to tag them next. I just hate doing that anymore. I tell them I have my ears pierced, I know how it feels. They are fun to watch play. When they play you know they are getting enough to eat and feeling good.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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sherone_13
True Blue Farmgirl

2430 Posts

Sherone
Evanston WY
USA
2430 Posts

Posted - Mar 08 2021 :  06:14:22 AM  Show Profile
So far. we have had one bull calf. I need to get out there to take pictures of him. He is early because the neighbor's bull pulverized one of our fences. The rest of the babies should start around April 1st. Lambies will start showing up around April 1st. I love love love this time of year!

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

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Krista
Utah
USA
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Posted - Mar 08 2021 :  1:01:20 PM  Show Profile
Aww I love the little babies!! It makes me excited to be getting ours! My husbandís family farm is starting to see calves being born as well. We will be taking and bottle feeding the ones who lose a mom or are rejected by the mom. Congratulations on the new babies!

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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

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Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
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Posted - Mar 09 2021 :  6:35:32 PM  Show Profile
I love the pictures Michele! I love the way Herefords get curly hair. How many do you have? We have dairy cows and our first one is 2 days overdue! Since she looks like it'll be a few days yet before she calves I'm betting it's going to be a bull calf.

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3282 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3282 Posts

Posted - Mar 10 2021 :  02:29:45 AM  Show Profile
Hope all goes well Heather. Add another bull calf last night. We don't have too many cows anymore, sorry I hate to say a number to jinx anything. lol Rain supposed to be moving in today. Break up the snow, but then mud season really gets going.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

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Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2034 Posts

Posted - Mar 12 2021 :  6:40:50 PM  Show Profile
Forgive me Michele - I don't want to jinx anything! Sometimes my curiosity gets the best of me and I get too nosy. I just love to hear people's stories especially about farming. There are so many ways to farm and it fascinates me the things people do - from milking 1 cow by hand for your family to milking thousands of cows or the robot dairies that don't have to milk anymore - it's all amazing. I don't know a lot about the beef side of things but I'm guessing it's just as diverse since I've seen cattle ranches, HUGE feedlots, and show cattle barns that are air conditioned!!!

Our first cow due took too long to be the first to calve. The second one due had her baby last night. A cute little red and white heifer:


~Heather
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September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3282 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3282 Posts

Posted - Mar 13 2021 :  03:19:32 AM  Show Profile
lol heather no worries. I just try not to count my chickens before they hatch. You got a cutie pie there. Congratulations on a girl. I have one Holstein milk cow, and 20 head of beef, including steers, cows, and my new bull. Evelyn my milk cow is due in Sept, she has not been back in heat, so she should of stuck. I will dry her up early, to give me the summer off from milking.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2034 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2034 Posts

Posted - Mar 22 2021 :  1:36:32 PM  Show Profile
That is enough to keep you busy!! I love the name Evelyn for your milk cow. With all the names we've came up with over the years we've never used Evelyn. We have 30 milking cows plus young stock. We keep all the heifers but not the bull calves. The cow I thought for sure was going to have a bull didn't!! She had a cute little heifer. Now we have a month before the next one is due.

~Heather
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September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4871 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4871 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2021 :  1:02:46 PM  Show Profile
Oh Heather, your new baby is adorable!! Iím so excited for you guys and all your cute new babies!

Krista
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AussieChick
True Blue Farmgirl

117 Posts

Cindy
Ravensbourne QLD
Australia
117 Posts

Posted - May 05 2021 :  7:42:23 PM  Show Profile
I just thought I'd share a few photos of my curious neighbours who were watching me through the fence as I hung the washing out on the line this morning.







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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3282 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3282 Posts

Posted - May 06 2021 :  02:34:31 AM  Show Profile
Looks like some boys wondering what your doing! How fun.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4417 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4417 Posts

Posted - May 06 2021 :  05:33:53 AM  Show Profile
Beautiful scenery for those cows (and you) to enjoy. What kind of breed are they?

Dawn in IL

"Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun." Kahlil Gibran
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2034 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2034 Posts

Posted - May 06 2021 :  12:39:40 PM  Show Profile
What good looking neighbors you have LOL!!!

~Heather
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

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Krista
Utah
USA
4871 Posts

Posted - May 07 2021 :  1:02:07 PM  Show Profile
So beautiful! Your scenery and the neighbors! They are such a pretty color.

Krista
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AussieChick
True Blue Farmgirl

117 Posts

Cindy
Ravensbourne QLD
Australia
117 Posts

Posted - May 08 2021 :  4:31:55 PM  Show Profile
Yes, I am very blessed to have such beautiful surroundings. I believe the calves are a hereford/charolais cross breed. They are very mischievous little guys!!

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becsbecaw
Farmgirl in Training

35 Posts

Becca
Elsie MI
USA
35 Posts

Posted - May 09 2021 :  4:21:30 PM  Show Profile
Congrats on the calves, Michele!

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Farming in MI
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