This summer our daughter Anne is home from college. Her job on the farm is to take care of cows that are about to give birth and the newborn calves. She is great at keeping a close eye on both moms and newborn babies and gives them the extra care they need. This week she also filled in for our calf feeder who had taken a few days off.
Here is the schedule of a busy day in the life of Anne:
3-7 a.m. — Milked cows, bottle fed eight newborn calves and fed the rest of the calves, ate breakfast and took a much needed nap!
10 a.m.-12 p.m. — Gave prenatal vaccinations to eleven cows that are due to have calves in twenty days to keep both cow and unborn calf healthy. Three calves were born. Immunized, vaccinated, and put ear tags in for identification of newborns. Now we are up to eleven newborns.
2 p.m. — Lunch
3-6 p.m. — Fed all calves and warmed up milk for eleven newborns who get bottles. Checked on a pregnant cow in labor and helped her deliver a calf. Finished feeding calves and bottle fed calves. Expecting four or five more calves tomorrow!