Well I'm back! My dear, wonderful husband was left home alone with the computer a few days ago to tend to some much needed, end of the year bookwork, only to upload a virus to our dear computer! We luckily have a computer guy in the family and he was willing to take a look! We got the computer back before Christmas but I haven't had the chance to post anything until now.
I hope the Holiday Season is finding all of you in good spirits! Winter has decided to take a break here at Orange Patch Dairy. We were unable to attend 2 of the 3 Christmas celebrations we were planning to go to this weekend, thanks to some new calves. We had 8 calves born in the past 4 days (6 before Christmas & one on Christmas morning!). So far the total is: 5 heifers, 1 bull and 1 set of twin bulls. Since we have 8 new babies to feed, calf chores now take an additional 40 minutes each time, or 80 extra minutes a day. Bottle feeding calves is very time consuming but I love bonding with my new calves! I have pictures to be posted soon of my new babies, but for now I best be off to bed...we have at least one more calf coming tomorrow (I induced her mother today, since she is 5 days past due) and 5 more due before New Year's! Stay tuned for more posts!!