Look at this little beauty! Silverbell dropped her calf back on Tuesday and as soon as I got back from the retreat yesterday, before I even took my suitcase out of the car, I hurried to the barn to meet this lovely little pure bred Jersey heifer. Her name is Clover and she's being bottle fed (by Claui's niece who was visiting) because Justin and Claui feel that, by doing this, Clover will bond with them and be easier to deal with in coming years. (Both Marigold and Silverbell were bottle babies and they're like big pets.)
And now Xena has a friend to hang out with.
Calfie girls just gotta have fun. . .
Ali Ali thinks the two calfies are getting far too much attention.
After all, it's all about Ali Ali. . . isn't it?
Silverbell is doing well --and producing huge quantities of milk.She's older than Marigold, a veteran mother and, much to Justin and Claui's delight, a whole lot easier to milk.
The picture below is Marigold waiting while Justin milks Silverbell.
The Jersey Girls really stick together now
I'll tell you all about the workshop (which was terrific) in a future post -- when I've had time to get my laundry done and my emails answered and my tomatoes picked -- and I'll try to catch up with what you all have been doing. But I had to introduce you to Clover first!