Zelda, the second of our two heifers that were bred to join the herd this spring, had a beautiful heifer calf yesterday. This isn't the greatest picture, but this little girl is hungry! I couldn't get a shot of her head because it was always attached to her mom's udder!
We are selling Zelda and the calf. The herd is getting too big, so she and Buttercup will be leaving the herd. We also sold one of our yearling heifers, but that leaves two more to join the milking herd next spring. It is always hard for me to let them go. Blossom was a beautiful yearling heifer, but the guy who came to pick up one of the little calves made a good offer for her, and as I said, our herd is getting as big as we want it to be, so she left us.
Anyway, all that being said, here is a pic of Zelda and her new calf. Zelda was hand raised, very gentle. And the calf is so friendly, running around behind us already. I will be sorry to see her go. Someone will get a very nice cow and calf.