Hand-feeding a bottle to a rejected calf twice a day is a time consuming chore on Cloud 9 Farm near Asheville. Here is proof that weaning is taking place with only a few sips taken this morning.
With TLC we are going to get this calf to survive.
Little calf "Come Back" is popular neighborhood family fun on the farm to feed a calf in Asheville.
Family fun to feed a sweet little black angus calf.
Nature can be cruel, at least when it comes to cow behavior.
What makes a farmer feel wealthy in the winter? A. barn full of hay B. freezer full of beef, veggies C. seasoned firewood under cover D. all of the above
This is how! Elsie, 7 months old just wants an apple so baaaad. Whoops, gotta check where the snow laden tree must have fallen on the electric fence. PS Bring apples for the cows (not carrots…they are for horses) when you come to Cloud 9 Farm.
On these cold days at Cloud 9 Farm, the cows really look forward to a serving of warm silage, chopped fermented corn stalks with plump whole kernel corn. It steams with the composting heat in the frigid air as I shovel it in the trough. Their pleasure is evident because they bury their sensitive noses in the warmth and stir it around before taking [ MORE » ]
I rarely get to see my own cows having their calf because usually it occurs so early in the morning or night. But Pepper, my favorite cow, because she is such a good mother to her calves and has plenty of milk, gave me the first oppotunity at 4 in the after noon. These pics were taken with a zoom so they are a [ MORE » ]