After Harland gave the newborn calf some TLC and disease prevention, it was time to turn the calf back in with his mom. She appeared to have calmed down some so we were hopeful she wouldn’t be as rough with him as before:

The next morning, Harland checked to see that the calf had nursed from his mom, and that she was settled down, then he let them out of the barn and into the little pasture with the rest of the heifers and newborn calves. I saw them that night after work, and they both looked fine.


We’re so glad this one turned out well. We’ve been very lucky with the heifers so far this year. We haven’t had to pull any calves and all the heifers have bonded with their calves. Only 3 more heifers to go.


***UPDATE on my Thyoid issue:

I FINALLY heard back from KU Med this morning (been waiting over a week), and have consultation appointment scheduled for Monday. So relieved to be making progress towards getting treated and feeling better. Thanks again for your prayers and good wishes!!



Cattle, corn, wheat, beans, mud, snow, ice, and drought. Plenty of fresh air and quiet. Our life is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes joyous, but never boring.

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8 Responses

  1. Alica says:

    I’m glad the heifer decided that she wanted to be a nice Mama. Hope the last three are also success stories! And yes…thinking of you as you have your consultation on Monday!

  2. shoreacres says:

    So much good news! I’m really loving the stories of these cows and their calves, and I’m even happier that you have an appointment on Monday. Everything in this world takes time – but in your case, less time is better than more!

  3. Becky L says:

    Good news that calf and cow are reunited and doing well. I pray your dr. visit on Monday gets some things cleared up for you and you get to feeling better soon. I’m finally feeling better after being sick and having a root canal done. First day at work for a couple weeks that I felt really happy and not in pain! So it’s no fun feeling icky and wanting to feel better…….as we all do. Hang in there! Hugs!

  4. Glenda says:

    So grateful you get to KU on Monday! I’ll be praying for wisdom for the doctors.

  5. Pam says:

    Hoping your Monday appt. gives you even MORE progress toward feeling better.

    Glad to hear Momma is making nice with her boy!!

    🙂 Pam

  6. Jeanne says:

    Boy that young mama had quite a time, didn’t she? I’m so glad she calmed down!
    I’m very thankful that you have an appointment on Monday, Suzanne. We’ve all been praying for you here at our house! Hang in there!

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