We have a morning routine where Eldon gets up and goes out to check the cows and I have about 30 minutes to just lay in bed and slowly wake up.... this morning Eldon loudly came in the camper door and said, "We have a new baby that was just born". I tore out of that bed so fast, threw on some clothes, grabbed my camera and we were out the door.
We ran to the woods and got there just as the new little precious baby was making her way up for the first time! Her Momma gave her a little nudge and her back legs came up. She paused a few minutes and then...
... she wobbled up on her front legs!
She got a sweet lick and reassuring soft "moo" from her Momma. And I started crying. I just stood there taking in the miracle of life and the wonderful nurturing of this sweet old Momma cow.
We left them alone and came back to the camper and called our daughter to let her know to bring up the girls! When they got here about 30 minutes later and we all walked back out to the woods, she was already nursing. Her little tail was just wagging away!
Standing close to her Momma's side.
Such darling little sleepy eyes taking in the new world around her.
We didn't want to leave. I wanted to bundle her up and bring her inside where we could all sit and snuggle her! But her eyes were drooping and she was starting look a little weary.
So all six of us (our son-in-law is off today with it being a holiday) piled into the camper and had some hot chocolate and talked about the first baby calf born on our farm. And the name.... hmmmm. We all threw out some ideas and settled on.... Holiday!
And, on a side note here. Our son-in-law, Justus, helped Eldon on Saturday with the final bit of hanging sheetrock that required being on the third level of the scaffolding!
So, as of Saturday afternoon - THE SHEET ROCK IS ALL HUNG!
We will be hiring someone to tape and mud - we think we'll take just a little mini break while that is being done!
Hope you are having a wonderful start to the week. I think that seeing a new little calf into the world was the best start of the week for me! (Oh, and not having go out to the cold house to hang sheet rock!)