Were were watching Ruby for signs of labor every day since Stormy delivered her heifer calf, Sky, last week. Monday morning, Ruby came into the barn for breakfast like normal but by mid-afternoon she had her newborn calf cleaned up and standing by the fence ready to get into the field with the other new mothers.
The early morning snowfall may have contributed to Ruby going into labor, but the snow had all melted by the time the calf was cleaned up and ready to meet the neighbors.
Welcome to the farm, Slipper. Born 4/2/2018 a skinny, healthy heifer calf weighing in at 58 lbs and long legs.