Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Introducing Baby Althea


The pics are blurry, it was still a bit dark in there. I'm heading out now to milk. A bit nervous to milk Gale. Her udder is big, and she is my reformed kicker. Last night I tried to milk a bit of colostrum out and she kicked me. I didn't have her in the stanchion though. I just need to soften her udder a bit, this first milking anyway. Wish me luck!

17 comments:

  1. There isn't much cuter than a Jersey calf! Good luck with that challenging first milking

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  2. She's a beauty! Congratulations!

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  3. Oh my gosh, I just want to grab her and kiss her between those big brown eyes (I'm sure she would love that. lol)

    Stay safe til Gale gets her head together ;0)

    Congrats, Lynea

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  4. Congratulations - she is adorable! I wish I was there to see her, Eliza would love to see her Auntie and her new baby cow!

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  5. This baby is just the sweetest! She has the longest black eyelashes, this morning I curled up in the straw with her while Gale was out at the hay feeder. I'll try to get better pics, I've just been so busy! I've got 10 smoked salmon spreads to finish by Noon tommorrow, in addition to all the other goodies. I'm so thankful for the addition Gale's milk will bring in a few days, I've been really short on milk.

    I miss you Eliza! Give baby Lelia kisses, and you can come stay the night " on the farm " next time you visit!

    Oh, and after a few half hearted attempts to kick, Gale settled right in and the first milking was just fine. Man, I actually came away from it pretty good. No new bruises, I wasn't covered in crap at all. This morning one half of my body was sore, and I thought, " what in the world? " then I remembered my little roll in the bucket of udder wash escapade.......

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  6. Yeah-she is precious-I'm so excited for you its what you've been waiting for!!!!!

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  7. Jess - anonymous is Mom but my computer counseling is less than the best so maybe her next post will say Mom - we are new at this.

    We miss you too...

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  8. Good to know, Erika. Mom, you're making progress!
    What we need to do is laminate a set of instructions for you that you can keep next to the computer.......

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  9. Very funny, Angrywhiteman! I love it!

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  10. She is perfect and beautiful and I am so happy for you! I'm glad Gale decided to be a good girl, too! ;-)

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  11. What a face-don't you just want to give her a big kiss!!!!!

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  12. Yay, Mom! You figured it out! Now to get Dad online.........

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  13. Love the new photo - Eliza saw it and said " ohhh cute baby deer"! She needs some time on the farm!

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  14. They do look like baby deer! She still needs more time on the farm. I could use an apprentice cheesemaker!

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