Three calves have arrived so far this year and a few more on the way!
What an amazing experience I had last week when LC gave birth only 30 feet in front of me! I had been working the garden all day and periodically keeping an eye on her since she showed clear signs of going into labor earlier in the day. With binoculars, I watched her as she slid off from the rest of the herd while her water broke and then back again to join the herd near where I was as she continued in labor. I then had a ring-side seat as one hoof, then two, then a nose began to emerge. In moments a new calf lay on the ground and LC, like a good bison mother, cleaned it off gently and lovingly. Within 15 minutes the calf was standing and nursing, albeit tired and resting often.
Two days later Kahlua and Laura had their calves that, sorry to say, we missed seeing be born which is normally the case, though I came upon them both within moments of birth.
Our chickens are now nearly a month old and growing fast. We have moved them to a coop that Ted has made and before long they will be out free-ranging during the day on our pastures.
This has been an extraordinary spring season and we are enjoying every bit of it!