Today we saw a calf being born!!!!!!!!!
We went to the fair to see if we could fix Daddy’s hat. Audrey wanted to see the calving center.Â So we went. One of the cows was having contractions when we got there. We stayed for a little bit and Daddy went to get some food while we were watching.
The calf stuck its hooves out a couple of times. Then two of its hooves came out, then its tongue came out, then its head came out. Then it came out the rest of the way a lot quicker! They had to put a chain on it to help pull it out because it was BIG!
When it was born the vet that was there, did a quick check up, gave the mom a shot and checked to see if there was a twin 😕 Then they told us that the calf was a she. Momma cow started licking and licking. We were told it helped with her milk and it removed any trace or smell of a baby being born in the area. Before cows were domesticated, wolves and other meat eaters would smell the baby and come looking for some food.
We also got to milk a cow, except for Adrian who touched the cow.
We had a really fun day!