The first of our expected winter calves has arrived, and I don't think we could have started the season with a cuter one! This little darling was born to her first-time Mama late Wednesday afternoon. We'd just arrived to feed the cattle, running a little later than usual, and noticed her mother, Gucci, was missing. Filled with excitement we hurried to the patch of trees where we could see her lying. Gucci had just given birth, and as we watched she stood and began to clean her baby.
We got close enough to guess that the new calf was a girl and confirmed it the next morning.
We decided to call her Maggie, as she rather looks like one, but her stud name will have to be something a little be proper sounding, especially with a mother called Gucci :-).
In looks Maggie is the female version of her Father, and being a Lowline baby is about the size of Rilla.
After what happened with our last calf we're a bit nervous about her, probably checking on her more than we should, and more than the good natured but suspicious Gucci would like, but she's a healthy little bundle and I'm sure that it'll all be fine this time around. Maggie certainly hasn't a care in the world. I can't tell you how nice it is to get up every morning and see a newborn calf skipping about the paddock.