A Saturday night bath given by a new mama down on the dairy farm is always a special event!
I was actually surprised to find that the arrival of this new baby happened so quickly. After watching this pregnant mama all afternoon trying to claim another cow's calf, we made the decision to move her to the maternity barn in anticipation of needing to assist with delivery. Removing her from the distraction of the other calf, obviously worked to encourage her to focus on her job to deliver this new baby. For me, it's always a relief and a time of appreciation to watch the natural process of the new mother cleaning her baby as part of a healthy welcome.
Saturday night baths down on the dairy farm are always exciting!