Saturday, August 2, 2014

Saturday Night's Calf Bath

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!

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