We did something new today!
Yesterday, we knew we had a calf coming soon, so we kept checking in on the mom. Finally, we knew it was time, so we went on a Live Facebook video on our Batz Farm page to show everyone the birth of the calf. At first it was a lot of waiting for her to lay down and push. The kids and I kept trying to get closer for a better view and to video it, but the mom seemed to want us to back up a little, so we did. Finally, she lay down and started pushing pretty good. She gave two long groans and moos and stood up. The calf was hanging upside down with it’s back legs still inside of her! One more good push and the baby came falling to the ground. At first it didn’t move, and I was worried! I moved closer and saw that she was blinking, and mom immediately started cleaning her off. It was amazing!
As part of our Make-A-Wish fundraiser, we decided to do a bid to name the calf! Highest bidder could pick her name, and all of the proceeds would go to Make-A-Wish for the kids! It was a fun day of friendly competition. The bidding ended at 8:00 pm with the winner being Rhonnda B. with a very generous donation of $80! Rhonnda was a new visitor to our farm who had come for Winter Baby Goat Snuggles with her husband Dave. She has a huge love of animals, as evidenced when she got right down on the ground to cuddle with our other calf Jessie.
Rhonnda decided on the name Ginger for our new calf!
Thank you to everyone who also commented with very generous bids, we appreciate your support… and we will definitely be doing this again!