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March 19, 2011

'Tis the season......

Cocoa had a bull calf yesterday. We found him dry and well fed.

Cocoa came to us from a pasture based commercial dairy.  This was her second winter with us but the first calf.  She got FAT on just pasture and hay this past year.  She has freshened with far more milk than I've seen in her udder before.  It will be interesting to see how she holds her condition this year.

We are going to have some seriously HAPPY pigs!

Oh yeah...US TOO!

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  1. What a cuttie!!!

    What breed are they? Maybe Dexter? He's so tiny!

  2. LOL...he looks tiny only because Cocoa is so BIG. She is a Brown Swiss/Jersey cross and was bred to a Jersey bull. I stand shoulder to shoulder with Cocoa and the calf is as tall as my adult LaMancha goats.

  3. Both are beautiful. I love that color and what a perfect name for her.

    Happy milking!

  4. Awww, I just love the calving time of year. Such sweeties, aren't they? Thanks for continuing to share your farm glories with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  5. Aww! So cute! I just love cows and especially calves. I think Jerseys are some of the cutest, as well. Thanks so much for sharing!