Monday, April 30, 2007
A Secret update
We now realize Secret lost part of her tail switch in the freeze that got the ends of her ears. We don't care, we love her anyhow.
I was petting her today and realized that handfuls of dead winter hair were coming off, so I got the soft brush I use on the horses and relieved her of a lot of her old winter coat. She loved it. She leads well. She doesn't get milk any more, but eats plenty of rich pasture by day and calf feed by night.
Although she seems content, I would love to have another calf to run with her for company. Not another Jersey heifer, I can't afford that. But maybe a dairy breed steer. I'm going to keep my eyes and ears open.
Just for comparison, here's a Jersey calf with normal ears: