Thar She Blows

Sep
14


I was out a good bit yesterday. We checked on Beulah Petunia a couple times in the morning. Then we were all gone. She’d been standing near the gate by the road when I left. She was still standing near the gate by the road when I came back. About an hour later, I checked on her again and she had moved to the back of the pasture. We’d closed off the far field so she couldn’t move too much out of view. Next check she’d moved across the creek. An hour later, next check, THERE WAS A BABY.


Obviously, she had no trouble with the birth and accomplished it pretty quickly all by herself. (We brought her water with molasses right after, thank you for the tip.) She was licking her baby, and the baby was already trying to stand and rooting for its food source. Mostly we let BP have her space, but I petted the (wet) baby a little bit and let it smell my fingers. I want this baby to get to know me and love me.

THIS BABY IS A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Baby, working on standing.

Seriously, that baby was in BP? And it came out that little hole? And it has hooves and everything!!!!

I can’t even describe what it’s like to see and touch a newborn calf. It was just amazing. I will be back with good daylight pictures this morning as soon as I can. (It was hard to take pictures last night!) And also back with the winner as soon as I track down who was closest!

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on September 14, 2010  

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  1. 9-14
    1:10
    am

    Yay! Congratulations! I can’t wait to hear what you name her :)

  2. 9-14
    1:13
    am

    What a sweet little heifer! Congratulations.

  3. 9-14
    1:16
    am

    How exciting! So cute. Are you going to keep her? Maybe start your own dairy herd?

  4. 9-14
    1:29
    am

    Fantastic! We’ve all waited so long for this event. Congratulations to BP and to you! I’ll bet Morgan will have the baby eating from her hand as soon as the little gal wants more than mama’s milk. :moo:

  5. 9-14
    1:32
    am

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful. With those eyes and cheekbones, she makes me think of Tallulah Bankhead.

    Well done, Beulah Petunia.

  6. 9-14
    1:35
    am

    I can not believe BP had her calf so quickly. I’m so excited for you!! Congratulations!! And it’s a heifer! You have your herd started already. Great for you!! The baby will be all over the place by in the morning. I can’t wait to see more pictures.

  7. 9-14
    1:39
    am

    congrats! bp has the sweetest eyes. i like the name talluah for her too.

  8. 9-14
    1:43
    am

    guess what? you have 2 cows now. congratulations!! I love new calf eye lashes. well done BP, well done!!!

  9. 9-14
    1:55
    am

    That is so exciting!! And for her to have a girl is more exciting!!

  10. 9-14
    2:22
    am

    YIPEEE! BP looks so matronly. Between BP and you, I bet this calf gets the best of treatment.

  11. 9-14
    2:27
    am

    wonderfull!

  12. 9-14
    2:41
    am

    Congratulations!

  13. 9-14
    3:07
    am

    Congratulations on the new baby girl!!!

  14. 9-14
    3:16
    am

    i wonder how old BP is?

  15. 9-14
    4:18
    am

    I’ve been lying awake thinking of your beautiful calf! You wanted a girl so badly that I thought of Thankful as a name, then gave up on sleeping, came to the computer and googled Puritan names. There it was – Thankful!!!

  16. 9-14
    4:54
    am

    Yay!!!Congradulations!!

  17. 9-14
    4:56
    am

    Ohhh BabyBP is just beautiful!

  18. 9-14
    5:03
    am

    Congratulations! She’s adorable! And BP’s face is beautiful. Can’t wait to see mama and baby in the daylight.

  19. 9-14
    5:37
    am

    That’s wonderful; an easy delivery and a heifer to boot.

    Of course a bull would have meant meat in the freezer. The best we every raised was a Jersey bull left on Momma’s milk until almost the end.

    You just can’t go wrong with a calf IMO.

    glenda

  20. 9-14
    5:40
    am

    cute, cute ,cute :woof: Can’t wait for the naming either—-I really do like Tallulah—-and it rhymes with Beulah.

  21. 9-14
    5:41
    am

    Congratulations to both BP & you!!!
    It’s kinda like a bonus, like when an extra one falls at the vending machine…you only bought one, but got two….how ’bout Bonus for a name?
    I seen one being born one time when I was a kid…my cousin & I didn’t know why there were hooves sticking out the back end of one of the cows, we soon found out.

  22. 9-14
    5:43
    am

    Awesome !!! What a nice post to wake up to!!

  23. 9-14
    5:44
    am

    Woot! Congratulations.

  24. 9-14
    5:53
    am

    Congratulations!! Looks like we didn’t need to know nothin about birthin cow babies, BP knew it all. Beautiful baby and beautiful Mama.

  25. 9-14
    6:07
    am

    Oh how exciting..Congrats to both MAMA’S!! Thank you for sharing all these wonderful moments with us..I love it!!
    Love Granny Trace

  26. 9-14
    6:09
    am

    :snuggle: Who would have thought? Cadi(from MaeheGirl) and Beulah Petunia’s new babies would arrive in the same week. I wish them both well.

  27. 9-14
    6:19
    am

    awww she is precious!!! cant wait to see more pics!! :)

  28. 9-14
    6:23
    am

    Well, well….how ’bout that!
    I like Tallulah, but also Thankful so how about Autumn!
    I like the one picture….she looks like shes saying
    Whew…did this come outta me? I do believe she is a seasoned Mother and knew just what to do….

  29. 9-14
    6:44
    am

    Congrats!!!! Baby calf is beautiful.

  30. 9-14
    6:48
    am

    Awwww, how sweet! Hmmmmm…..maybe Ruby Begonia????

  31. 9-14
    6:54
    am

    Oh BP did such a great job! The new addition to the farm is so cute and will love having her picture all over the internet. Take good care of both.

  32. 9-14
    7:01
    am

    Congratulations!!!!

  33. 9-14
    7:07
    am

    Congratulations!

    I knew a family when I was in elementary school, a very Catholic family, where all the girls had “Mary” as their first name, and then different middle names. You could follow this tradition and name the baby Beulah Pearl! What do you think?

  34. 9-14
    7:09
    am

    She needs two names like her mama, how about Tallula Pansy? You definitely made my morning… love waking up and seeing the pics. Congratulations! :moo:

  35. 9-14
    7:13
    am

    Congrats, Auntie Suzanne!! :cowsleep:

  36. 9-14
    7:30
    am

    EEEHAH! Great news to wake up to! I vote for two names too. But healthy! Shes a cutie!

  37. 9-14
    7:35
    am

    Congratulations! New calves are so cute.

  38. 9-14
    7:42
    am

    Absolutely precious!

  39. 9-14
    7:50
    am

    Congratulations on your new addition! She is gorgeous! I am looking forward to the naming!

  40. 9-14
    7:52
    am

    :snoopy: :woof: :dancingmonster: :shimmy:

    Doing the happy dance!!!

  41. 9-14
    7:54
    am

    Yippee! Another safe delivery! Don’t you just love the soft mother-talk? That’s one of my favorite aspects of having the babies around.

  42. 9-14
    7:56
    am

    Congratulations on the new addition! Who can’t love a new baby calf. Sooo cute!! I guess you don’t imprint a calf like you do a horse foal so they will be easy to handle?

  43. 9-14
    8:04
    am

    Congratulations!

  44. 9-14
    8:07
    am

    Congratulations!! What a beautiful baby! And this time I’m not lying like you have to with some newborn babies!!! :happyfeet: :moo:

  45. 9-14
    8:10
    am

    She’s a keeper..Tallulah would work :happyflower:

  46. 9-14
    8:22
    am

    Congratulations! Your excitement is infectious and I am (almost) in tears of joy over here. I am very happy BP had a smooth and trouble free birth, and may the calf be an endless source of wonder and joy:) Enjoy!

  47. 9-14
    8:23
    am

    She’s beautiful! Wonderful BP let you touch her! MORE PHOTO’S please! Now,
    for a name…. !!! Congratulations!!!

  48. 9-14
    8:24
    am

    Congratulations.

  49. 9-14
    8:24
    am

    I remember living on a farm about 40ish years ago…and the excitment of a new calf!!

  50. 9-14
    8:31
    am

    Congratulations, is her name going to be ” Pansy” ?

  51. 9-14
    8:42
    am

    Congratulations!! Sounds like BP did an awesome (and quick!) job! The baby is adorable. Can’t wait to see more pictures!

  52. 9-14
    8:43
    am

    Way to go Beulah Petunia!!!!!! Congrats on the new baby Suzanne! I know you’re so proud of her!!! She’s a DOLL!

  53. 9-14
    8:43
    am

    Oh how wonderful!

  54. 9-14
    9:04
    am

    Yeah, A heifer baby!!!!! :snoopy:

    Congratulations, “Granny” Suzanne!!!!

    I am glad that she was born now so she has some time to grow before winter weather. She has a beautiful face. You need to frame that first picture with BP nuzzling baby’s head. That is precious!

    Darn, I didn’t get to come over and “midwife” the cow. You are making me miss my delivery room (at work).

    Fantastic!

    :woof: :cowsleep: :sheepjump: :sheep: :moo:

  55. 9-14
    9:13
    am

    Happy literal Birthday little BP Jr! Congratulations Suzanne! I can’t wait to see your daylight pictures of this new “little” one in your farm family!

  56. 9-14
    9:18
    am

    good job BP! Beautiful calf, and a girl! Woohoo! :snoopy:

  57. 9-14
    9:19
    am

    Congratulations..can’t wait to see more pictures.

  58. 9-14
    9:24
    am

    Yeeeehah!! :snoopy:

    You GO girl!!!

  59. 9-14
    9:26
    am

    :sun: How cool is that! Neat post. Loved reading yesterday’s and todays.

  60. 9-14
    9:26
    am

    :fairy: A girl! Yay! Such a pretty little calf. Mama is so proud you can just tell.

    Way to go, BP!

  61. 9-14
    9:34
    am

    Congrats! Now to name her… I’ll get it started… I vote Daisy :cowsleep:

  62. 9-14
    9:46
    am

    Congratulations to BP and the new “Grandparents” (that would be you). How exciting, was the barnyard all a twitter? Can’t wait to see more pictures!

  63. 9-14
    9:46
    am

    WooHoo!! :cowsleep: I vote for Tallulah Pansy as the name for the new baby. She is just udderly adorable! :D

  64. 9-14
    9:46
    am

    :snoopy: They are both simply beautiful! Congratulations to Mama B.! Can’t wait to see more pictures of this pair.

  65. 9-14
    9:47
    am

    So Happy For you.

  66. 9-14
    9:49
    am

    Woo hoo! Congratulations!!!

  67. 9-14
    9:49
    am

    Congratulations! An easy birth and a heifer to boot. It doesn’t get much better than that! Enjoy listening to the “mama moos.” That’s my favorite part of having a new calf.

  68. 9-14
    9:52
    am

    You must be over the moon. She’s a keeper. Congratulations :snoopy:

  69. 9-14
    9:56
    am

    Oh she’s so cute. Good job Beulah Petunia. It must be so much fun with all these new babies at the farm. Can’t wait to see more pics and hearing what you decide to name her.

  70. 9-14
    10:05
    am

    Congratulations Suzanne and BP.

    What about Bella Petunia for a name?

  71. 9-14
    10:09
    am

    Mothers are amazing creatures!!

  72. 9-14
    10:11
    am

    :woof: Yay a heifer! She is as pretty as her Mom. Even wet and gooshy she is pretty. This is not crit..the first thing I looked at was how bony BP is. I haven’t seen a Jersey up close for a bunch of years,I forgot that they are a bony cow. She (BP) looks like she sailed through the birth. Yay babies!!!
    P.S. I like the name Tallulah, too.

  73. 9-14
    10:35
    am

    Congratulations!!! She’s beautiful!

  74. 9-14
    10:45
    am

    How wonderful and exciting! Congratulations!

  75. 9-14
    10:50
    am

    Wow!!! BP had her baby! You have a calf, how awesome is that!! Can’t wait to see more pics! Congrats Beulah Petunia!

  76. 9-14
    11:06
    am

    Congratulations!! HE is adorable. Now i want a baby calf! Only one problem, I dont have a farm!!

  77. 9-14
    11:30
    am

    TALLULAH, TALLULAH, TALLULAH, TALLULAH, TALLULAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did I say I vote for Tallulah?

  78. 9-14
    12:26
    pm

    Beulah Tallulah Then you’d have B.P. and B.T. :cowsleep:

  79. 9-14
    1:02
    pm

    He is adorable, Suzanne…Congratulations! Never thought I’d ever say that a calf was adorable, but he truly is. You won’t really name him ‘Darnit’ will you?

  80. 9-14
    1:08
    pm

    Congratulations to BP, the new baby and to your family. Thank you for sharing the big event.

  81. 9-14
    2:48
    pm

    I am so happy for you and Momma Petunia and that sweet baby calf. Are we not strange creatures that we can feel such joy at the birth of a calf, to a cow that belongs to a woman we’ve never met, but call friend. I’m gonna be smiling all day thinking about your little calf. Congratulations. :cowsleep:

  82. 9-14
    4:09
    pm

    She is absolutely beautiful and love the name!!!!

  83. 9-15
    4:02
    pm

    Congratulations on a beautiful baby girl. So glad it was a girl!!!!! Two cows. That makes an actual herd in my book.

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