Alone Again

As most of you know, Rachel had friends.  Her friends recently got to big to rope and had to go home.  Rachel was a little upset, until she figured out she could work the gate open and go visit the horse pasture….. “Hi Mama!  Got any extra milk!?” “Nevermind Mama!  I got some running to…

She’s Growing!

As spring rings in its sweetness our sweet little Rachel is finally starting to grow a bit faster.  The sunshine is helping I am sure, here she is waving her ear at me….. “I’m waiting on my bottle Mama, I’m not weaned yet you know!” “I like my friends Mama, why don’t you give them…

Jail Break!

So it has been raining for something like 5 days.  And I am growing mold on my person.  The horses are safely tucked inside the barn and the calves found a gate left slightly ajar Sunday afternoon.  They made a run for it. First they all ran right…. Then they all ran left….. Then they…

Rachel….meet Sweet Feed

  While the bottle is still Rachel’s first menu choice, sweet feed has finally caught her attention.  Note the little grain she is daintily holding in her lips here….Its not much.  But its a start! The other calves are happy to lead by example. But bring out the bottle and you have her full attention!…

Rachel gets Friends

Rachel will turn one month old next week and finally got some friends in her own species group.  Mind you these are not permanent friends, they’ll go back to their own home in a few months, but she doesn’t seem to mind. One friend even looks a bit like her, only our Rachel is WAY…

Rachel~Week Two

Rachel has rapidly gone from small, somewhat defenseless, calf to charging, milk-crazed manic.  I had the pleasure of caring for her almost exclusively this week.  My legs are bruised, my arms are sore and I ate dirt for breakfast Wednesday morning when, apparently, her bottle was insufficient.  I guess by running to and butting me…

Rachel ~ Week One

Since I introduced y’all to Rachel the calf last week she has experienced drama, love and fine cuisine as well as making several friends.  A well-rounded first week of life if you ask me.  Addie, Gus, Rob and I were her first friends.  Then the chickens joined in the fun.  Unfortunately our dog, Nosey, did…