Meanwhile, back in the woods down beyond the show barn, Sitka delivered her heifer calf on March 12. Willow weighed in at 67 lbs. Sitka showed no signs of imminent motherhood (10 babies will do that to a body) and she ate a hearty breakfast in the barn that morning. But by 3pm she had already moved to the woods, delivered the calf and had it all licked off and well-fed.
We moved the pair up to the barn (yes this is the same barn that we had just spent a whole day mucking out, thank goodness). By locking the show cows out of one side of the barn and leaving the gate open it gives the large area behind the house and side of barn to the mother and daughter to spend some time without competing with other animals.
Welcome to the farm SAF Willow.