Two new calves born, #99 and #100 to #61 and #54

Why do things always happen on Sundays?

Apparently when I was feeding, I missed the fact that two calves had been born on the farm. It was raining, and I was desperately trying to get finished so I could go drive about 1000 miles starting as soon as I was done, so maybe I was distracted, or maybe they were born later in the day. Who knows?

Miguel saw the calves first thing Monday morning when he went to check on the cows. #54 and had a little girl, who was tagged as #100. #99 had had a little boy, who was tagged as #99.

Vicente with #100 after checking, tagging, and if it is a boy, banding.
Vicente with #100 after checking, tagging, and if it is a boy (this was a girl), banding.
Mom checking out her calf after tagging
Mom checking out her calf after tagging
#99 just after being ear tagged. Mom is right there. You can tell by the drool on his head.
#99 just after being ear tagged. Mom is right there. You can tell by the drool on his head.
Mom and son together after tagging
Mom and son together after tagging

This whole affair was pretty good. Other than some warm rain, and a delay because I didn’t see the calves, it all went well. Compared to what you ask? Well this was the picture in 2014.

February 13th, 2014

We don’t plan on our calves being born in February. We let the moms and the dads work it out. But I sure am glad for these 60 and 70 degree days. It makes everything much easier.

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