When we went out yesterday afternoon to do the chores, Chestnut had just had her baby!
It’s another boy. She was cleaning him off and mooing to him.
I can tell she’s going to be a really good mama. She knew just what to do. He was already starting to hop around playfully. The other calves were there, too, and spent a lot of time running around with their tails up and playing with the dog. Geranium made a fuss about this at first (she hates the dog), but they all ignored her and kept playing.
Here’s Geranium’s calf having a nursing break. We have decided to name her Flora after the Flora danica buttery milk culture.
Here’s Matilda and baby, when he wasn’t running about crazily. I love the funny way they lift their tails when they’re running and playing.
And my baby was there, too! Lots of babies this year!