Baby watch over!

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Maxell is his name.  He was born on Thursday morning at about 6:45.  The first twenty four hours were as they ought to be.  Beautiful.

Then Fern went down with milk fever.  From Friday morning until Saturday night we fought with medicine and love to get her back on her feet.  At 10 o’clock Saturday she stood.  That is the briefest summary possible of an exhausting and difficult situation.  I am too tired to detail it!  If interested I’ve been working the Keeping a Family Cow community and the details are posted there.

http://familycow.proboards.com/thread/79014/fern

But this morning I had rich yellow cream in my coffee and I got to pat that handsome little devil on his soft white head and say good morning!

PS:  His front hooves are black and his back ones are white!  How cute is that?

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Baby Watch Begins!

Now is the time to watch the udder carefully.  Ferny has what I call an artistic udder - she has one meaty quarter there on the left.  Oh, well, we all have our little flaws.  There is starting to be the slightest fullness here.  We'll watch it weekly now.

Now is the time to watch the udder carefully. Ferny has what I call an artistic udder – she has one meaty quarter there on the left. Oh, well, we all have our little flaws. There is starting to be the slightest fullness here. We’ll watch it weekly now.

See the bulge on the right side there - Stormy's offspring is growing in there!

See the bulge on the right side there – Stormy’s offspring is growing in there!

My Brindled Baby

Izola, named for a character in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society.  She is five months months.  Her mother is Bonniebelle, Irish Jersey of New Hampshire, the sire is Pvt Pyle, mini-Jersey from Nevada.

Izola, named for a character in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. She is five months months old. Her mother is Bonniebelle, Irish Jersey of New Hampshire, the sire is Pvt Pyle, mini-Jersey from Nevada.  Difficult to see her stripes in this photo as she had just nursed and somehow manages to drench her face every time.