Malty looking at the new bull which arrived today.
A few weeks later sadly a cow died giving birth so Mr Fun had to go out and catch her calf. When he brought her home we decided to name her Liquorice because she was all black. When Liquorice was old enough to eat grass she started to eat Mrs Patient’s garden, so Mrs Patient shut her out of the house yard and made her go out where the other cows were and make friends with other calves. When it was time to give Licky her afternoon feed she came home with Malty - we figured they were friends. Then Licky was too old to stay here so yesterday we moved her and Malty to the yards with another cow that is sick.
Liquorice (Licky) just after a feed
Licky and Malty best friends
Then, this morning, a friend of ours rang to say he had a calf at his place and the mother had died. Oh dear – Mrs Patient had about 24 hours poddy calf free!!! LOL. He offered it to us and Mr Fun and I went and picked it up. It is a little heifer (female) and we have named her Polly. I have given her two small feeds of milk but we are waiting for the calf milk to come home from town. It won't get here until about 5.00pm. We have her in the playpen just until she is strong enough to walk.