After a string of boys, we have a new heifer calf on the farm. Meet Fawn, now 3 days old. She was born perfectly formed at a super petite 28 pounds! That’s half-size for a calf!
We’re not sure why she was so small. There was no twin, so we think it was an issue with her dam as something happened and she never produced the calf she was supposed to be carrying the prior year. At any rate, mama wants nothing to do with her calf. 😦 We’re bottle feeding her with success, she’s lively, and she’s gaining weight! Fawn is sure to become a big pet around here and we’re hoping she continues to thrive.