Now that we FINALLY have the herd wrangled back together again after several days of missing critters here and there, it is time to announce the newest members of the herd.
While three of the pregnant cows went missing, #4 Sable decided to go into labor. Sable is easy to spot from all the other cows because when she was a newborn, someone in the herd stepped on her tail and it broke a couple of times. It doesn’t seem to bother her at all but she is unable to swish her tail side to side like other cows. Any time she tries to swish, she lifts her crooked tail and twitches it up and down. If it were a fishing pole one would think she was jigging for a big one.
From across the field we first noticed it was her by her twitchy tail and that she was hanging by herself in the thick brush down by the river, a small calf was following her close behind. She and her baby are happy to be out of the brush and in the grassy fields with the rest of the herd.
Welcome to the farm, Mink. That is her resting in the grass just beyond that twitchy tail. She is a sweet little heifer that weighed approximately 58 lbs. at birth. Her sire is Night Prowler.