ONE Calf WASN’T Enough!
We've decided to get a second calf for our Jersey Cow. Today we are bringing him home!
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We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.Today we are giving an update on our Jersey cow, Hope, and her new calf along with other lessons we have learned on the farm this summer.
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The scene when he met Hope was like ‘are you my Mother?’ 😢
Name suggestion for the new calf- Hank. Henry and Hank.
That’s what I was thinking
My thoughts exactly ….Hank
Marsha Smith how about huckleberry finn?
Huckleberry or Homer?
Hopefully, after the new calf passes stool, hope will think he’s hers as he will smell like her, he’s so awesome. You guys are awesome too, love from Australia.
I’m not surprised that you bought a 2nd calf to put on Hope, but I thought that you might buy a heifer to start to ‘grow your herd’. I used to put an extra calf on my cows and raise them for veal. My experience was that less than 50% of cows will accept a calf that isn’t hers if her calf is still nursing. That makes Hope special! As the calves grow, however, you will need to watch that Henry doesn’t crowd the smaller one out. My wife and I are retired and the grandsons have the farm now, so please keep us posted! We relive our younger days twice a week through your blog!
You touched on it; making sure Henry doesnt muscle new calf off milk As they get older & Henry gets bigger.
That was the best thing, when he started nursing!!
You guys should give it an “H” name, because Henry and Hope both have one, lol. Maybe Hank or Harvey…….
Hank was my first thought, but I really like Howie!
I like the name Huckleberry 😍
I vote Homer
Along with Huckleberry, I also like Hercules 💖
Hercules because we’re all hoping with Hope’s wonderful milk, he’ll become muscular! May all be blessed mxxx
I’d say that they are now a new family unit. Henry & the new calf rub all over each other & won’t take long to smell like each other 🙏
You can rub Henry down really well with a towel and then rub that towel all over the new calf if Hope doesn’t want to let it nurse. We have also used hairspray to hide the scent of the new calf.
David E Pool I agree, rub all over Henry with a towel then use it on the new calf. It helps, for sure. We’ve even taken the towel and put it near the food source so the mother gets a whiff of the new baby off and on.
We have used a tiny bit of kerosene to hide the smell for heifers will not let the calf nurse , if the do it on the second one , they get sold immediately .
He needs her smell. As he drinks he will start to smell like her baby.
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You can make kefir, yogurt from kefir and a soft cheese from either kefir of clabbered milk. So many opportunities for great things to eat and share if family is close.
Good luck little calf, you might let him nurse before you milk in the evening. That way he’ll smell like her sooner! God bless you guys!
wow! his face almost looks like a deer! he’s sooooo cute! 🥰. wish i lived closer, i’d buy some of that milk from you!! does my heart wonders to see Hope “adopt” him!! ❤️
I thought the same thing, looks like a dear he’s so little
Big floppy ears like a fawn 😊👍 call him Bambi or T bone 🐄🐮
Jersey calves are the cutest calves of any breed. Can’t prove me wrong.
Preoccupation with the new baby cow (and how he fits into the “family” with Hope and Henry) will nicely free my mind of national events. Such a blessing and such joy! Great decision for all of us, Sarah and Kevin!! J
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You guys have to know that this was the cutest video ever to wake up to!! I said OH HOW CUTE outloud when you showed the calf in the trailer. I live alone, so I guess I was hoping you would hear it through the television. LOL I live in Illinois and I absolutely love cows. You must show us more, they are adorable playing together. Also, Henry looks so healthy!! This new calf definitely needs some fattening up. Take care and have a blessed day.
How are you doing Today Lisa hope your had a wonderful and blessed weekend, take good care of your self and stay safe okay🥰
Fingers crossed that Hope does adopt him. I like how he’s rubbing himself up against Henry. Trying to smell like him.
Smart little guy
Yes I was thinking too they might have done well to wipe him down good and put some of Henry’s smell on him. Seems to me she is not minding him so much as something in his smell.
Henry and Thomas… for the friendship between Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. 😊
When I saw Henry and Thomas I thought of the children’s show Thomas the Tank Engine.
Oh!!!!! That’s perfect
New calf name recommendation: Huck!
How are you doing Today Lucinda hope you had a wonderful and blessed weekend with lots of fun, take good care of your self and stay safe 🥰
I think Homer
Once his poop starts to smell like her, then she’ll more than likely accept him fully. I’m so happy you rescued that calf. It looks so underweight!
It’s like Hope is saying,”hey kid, I am not your mama.” He has decided she IS his mama and is wearing her down!😂
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As soon as he smells like her from drinking her milk & pooping it out she will take to him easier also if you take a towel and catch some of Henry’s pee & rub it on the new calf it will help fool her into thinking he is Henry nursing