I'm sure this is stretching to you...asking you to think back to two years ago. Just humor me, ok? :)
Two years ago on March 17th, I wrote about when unexpected things messed up my day. One of those "things" was a new calf that came early.
Because she was born on St. Patrick's Day, we named her Patty...
Here she is, two years later! Yes, she has horns, unfortunately. We de-horn our calves when they're young, but for some reason, she was missed. She proudly holds her head high...and doesn't let her neighbors steal her feed!
She freshened on March 9th of this year...just a week shy of her second birthday, and has turned into a beautiful first calf heifer. She's milking like crazy...
Calves are born...they grow up and join the milking herd, and we just take it for granted. Tonight, though, as I was washing her down before she was milked, I suddenly remembered that I had a picture of her from the day she was born.
I thought you might enjoy seeing how she turned out!