Started the day at 4 degrees F, windchill -15 and a new baby calf ! Must have been born before daylight. Dogs were carrying on around 4:30a.m. but the wind was howling and beyond Brrrr outside and we could tell from their barks it wasn't something in close to the buildings, figured it was coyotes down in the valley, so I didn't venture out until after light around 7a.m. By 4 this afternoon ~ 14 F wind still howling found another baby calf on my rounds.
early delivery almost dried off, cleaning up a hay bale, blonde momma with new calf tagging along
New red momma and calf bedded down right in the remains of a hay bale from a couple days back
still wet at 5p.m. when I came in, I couldn't take anymore, a hot soak and I'm starting to feel again. How do those animals take it? Well I sure don't have to worry about flies bothering the young'ens this week.