Remember Annabelle

If you’ve been following my blog for very long you may remember a post of another orphan I had in April of 2013 and her name was Annabelle.

Annabelle was born from a hereford cow born on the farm and she was about 20 years old when she had Annabelle and died the day after Annabelle was born.

Annabelle was born from a Hereford cow born on the farm and she was about 20 years old when she had Annabelle and died the day after Annabelle was born.

Annabelle, orphaned in April of 2013.

Annabelle, orphaned in April of 2013.

Annabelle two years later is still spoiled rotten and follows us whenever we're in the field with her.  She loves bread and apples we take to her on a regular basis.

Annabelle two years later is still spoiled rotten and follows us whenever we’re in the field with her. She loves bread and apples we take to her on a regular basis.

Well, Annabelle presented us with her first baby on September 8th with a huge black/white face bull calf.

Annabelle's son trying to hide from me and my camera.

Annabelle’s son trying to hide from me and my camera.

What a beautiful face!

What a beautiful face!

This little boy can run like the wind and Mom has a hard time keeping up with his movements!

This little boy can run like the wind and Mom has a hard time keeping up with his movements!

I was worried to death about her the day he was born.  She was in labor most of the day and we try not to help with birthing unless we see a problem.  Well, by 8:00 p.m. that night she still hadn’t had him yet so Eddie and I went back to the house to get halter, ropes and pulling stick and headed back to the woods and it hadn’t already gotten dark.  When we found her she had already had him and he was up nursing and very alert.  Great job Annabelle on the your first calf!!!  We’ve learned that if you let Mother Nature takes its course is usually better for all involved.

2 responses to “Remember Annabelle

  1. True…it’s always better. But sometimes………

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  2. Busy, busy eh!
    Great to see that the “orphans” are adapting and that back to the wilds
    when big enough they will go.
    Also good to learn that your “orphaned” Annabelle gave birth to a healthy calf by natural means!
    Got e-mail – thanks!
    MAJOR Political changes here – I am 100% pleased!!!
    I think the US press will have details. We have had a “coup” of leadership – new PM.
    Take care.
    Your Aussie mate
    Colin

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