Tuesday, March 29, 2011


In case you haven't heard, calving season has not been a breeze at the James Farm this year! First we pulled the calf, Guenther, who was very stupid and wouldn't eat and ended up dying after we put a bunch of work into him. Then there was Hazel, whose mother's udder was too big for her to milk off of. So she was forced unto Guenther's mother and is now doing great! Needless to say, her mother will be hauled to the sale barn in a few weeks. Lastly, Frances tried to calve on March 18 and we ended up pulling her dead calf which left her with her nerve damage and unable to stand for a week. We have been doing physical therapy with this cow for the past 10 days and she finally stood on her own tonight!!!