March 2, 2012

it's a girl!

Ella, who was supposedly due on February 2nd, had her calf on the 25th! She was most definitely not that overdue so we think they miscalculated her due date.

She did a great job and we have a beautiful new baby girl. Jen had been out to check on her early in the morning and when Nate went out to check a few hours later, there she was. She couldn't have been more than a few minutes old. He called me and I grabbed the baby, threw him in a wrap and ran out to see. We got to watch Ella lovingly clean her off and then see the calf make her first attempt to stand up. And then fall down. And then try to stand again. Ella is such a good mother.

The best part? We've got milk! The whole reason we got Ella was so we can have our own milk. Nate's started milking her and we're enjoying her milk, butter and rich cream.

Still deciding on a name...


  1. Beautiful mama/baby photo, a real prize winner for sure ! Nice job

  2. look at his lovely glossy coat! what a beauty! :) x