Monday, December 20, 2010

It's a boy

Yesterday, there was so much excitement in our house. Missy our cow (or should I say Kayla's cow) was acting very unusual, we were all hoping it was time........................

As the morning went on, her behaviour got stranger. Our friend Bruce the cow man, must have known something, because he showed up, just to check on her. He confirmed she was definitely in labour and we would have a calf within 24hrs. We sat, watching and waiting. Just after 5pm her waters broke and we could see a hoof. There was much squealing and excitement. Bruce happened to show up minutes later. He calmed us all down with his experienced words of "It will be hours yet until it is born" He told us, he would be back at 8pm to check on her. More waiting and watching. Oh I could feel her pain. It was so hard to watch nature take it's course. Bruce arrived at 8pm and she had progressed a little bit. He told us if it hadn't come out on it's own by 10pm, she would need some help. We got everything ready and hoped that it would all happen on it's own. We all sat outside in the bitterly cold weather...............waiting. HOPING, watching!!! Bruce arrived at 10pm, the plan was to catch her and tie her up and then help the calf along. Bruce and Jordi went into the paddock, while I was on spotlight duty and the others were all looking. The poor girl was so exhausted they walked straight up to her, with a few quick tugs, the calf was out. It was a boy. Kayla and Jordi have named him Totum. Oh the excitement!!!!!
And here he is..................................


He is so gorgeous. We can't wait until Honey our other cow calves. She is due next month. We get to go through all the excitement (and pain!!!) all over again.

8 comments:

Kerryn said...

Oh wow what a moment to experience!!

Susanne Perry said...

Congratulations to you all for your gorgeous new addition!

Helen Kinsela said...

Nothing beats life in the country 'eh! Well done to all and yes, isn't he just the cutest little thing.

Charmane said...

Hello! You may receive a few visitors on your blog in the next few days – you have inspired at least one of us at Bons Scraps and we have popped on over to check your stunning work out! We hope that you have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We LOVE your work! XOXO DT member at Bons Scraps – Charmane Koch

THE SECRET WORD IS: GO

Crystal Bowman said...

Have been a fan of yours for a while - you have so many clever little ideas on here!! Congrats on the new arrival!

Monique said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family - he is just so adorable!!
Hope you had a lovely Christmas, Mel:0)

Leah said...

Already have you in my google reader, and am visiting again from Bon's.

Ceci said...

Hi Mel..what gorgeous photos, and you sure have been busy cooking! Happy New Year. :)