Esmerelda has calved. Early yesterday afternoon, a large inky-black heifer calf landed on the grass in the cow paddock. She has white socks on her two back hooves, a bit of white on her belly, and the tiniest tip of white on her tail. She is already almost as big as Rosie’s calf, even though he’s two weeks older. In no time, she was tottering around on her gangly calf legs. Esmerelda looks very satisfied with her offspring, and has been licking and feeding the calf.
Rosie’s calf, young Herman Beefsteak, seems curious about the new arrival. Perhaps he’s wondering if this new calf will be a good playmate. We can’t wait to see if the two of them will play together in the paddock.
Now only Coco is left to calve. Her udder is already full of colostrum, so we think that the last calf will soon be on its way.