Awake Ye Good Life!
Welcome to Jax. Born sometime before 9:30am on Thursday, March 31st, 2016.
Mama Sparky, a wonderful, experienced mama cow, had a smooth birth. She is always first to bear, in our experience with her. She came to us from dear friends the Chezoys at Angus Glen Farms and has given us Magda and Jax.
Sparky's first tasks as a mama: lick baby clean, ensure good nursing. Assist baby to hide in tall grass or brush. Protect from curious 1 yr old calves and the farmer with the Selenium shot. Lick again.
This also marks a moment in time for Jed (Jedidiah of Hector). He was a bottle-fed baby at Kathy
Engel's RK Farms before she absconded to Nebraska. Jed is now a real bull, able to breed, but sweet and friendly in a way no one expects a bull to be.
Jax is a month earlier than we usually prefer to see calving. We like to do it on full pasture. Jed was not of the waiting mind back in the 2015 summer, and routinely hopped the fences separating him from the lady herd. So, Jax. Last day of March. Welcome sweet one!