Cow Giving Birth


We have a baby!

This is how I discovered Glory Bee yesterday afternoon.
Two little hooves! And a little head…
Glory Bee didn’t really want to talk about it, but I knew THIS WAS MY CHANCE! Finally! I ran inside for my camera and took a video of the entire birth.

Dumplin tried to help.
It’s a GIRL.
Her name is Moon Pie.
She looks just like daddy. Daddy was a mixed breed beef bull from up the road. Daddy:
She was quickly on her feet and nursing.
Mommy, baby, and big sister are all doing well!


  1. origamigoldfish says:

    She is so beautiful….and a heifer to boot! Congratulations to you and Glory Bee on a beautiful baby!

  2. doodlebugroad says:

    It never gets old – seeing farm babies birthed! Congratulations to all!

  3. Jane L says:

    She’s gorgeous. Congratulations!

  4. GA_in_GA says:

    Yay! So glad she arrived smoothly and healthy!

  5. beckyb says:

    Welcome to the world, Moon Pie! You are beautiful!!

  6. folkwoman says:

    How beautiful! Congratulations! :snoopy:

  7. wildcat says:

    What a cutie! Hello, Moon Pie! :wave:

  8. daria says:

    Moon Pie is a perfect name – my three year old and I agree, she’s so cute! Congratulations!!

  9. ataylor says:

    She is gorgeous!

  10. bumblebee says:

    :snoopy: CONGRATULATIONS to you both! What a sweet name too! She’s SO pretty! It was sure a lovely, sunny day for being born! Awwww….. SO sweet! I loved hearing the MOOING too! Too cute! :snoopy:

  11. Louise says:

    Thank you for the great video. Congratulations on the newest member of your farm. She is adorable and Glory Bee is a great mom. BP would have been so proud of the new grandcow.

  12. fowlers says:

    Awe, that made my heart smile, congrats to all of you again and again. :hug:

  13. Leck Kill Farm says:

    Thank goodness! Now I can stop checking your site 4x an hour hoping for calf news.

    Glad to see the healthy baby.

  14. Andrea the Kitchen Witch says:

    Congratulations Glory Bee, Dumplin’, Suzanne and the entire family of Sassafras Farm 🙂 Welcome to the world Moon Pie, you’re adorable 🙂 BP would have been so proud of the Bad Baby and her 2nd grandcalf. Enjoy the baby!

  15. MsJanJ says:

    :snuggle: Awesome, simply awesome. I so love seeing this video and can not get enough of it. Farm life is good, clean and rewarding. Lots of hard work but the rewards are never ending. Best wishes Moon Pie, welcome to the big human world. Glory Bee is a great momma and that Dumplin… what a sweetheart. The sounds of life and success could be heard for quite a distance, I am sure. Thank you friends for sharing this awesome, beautiful video. xoxoxoxoox

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  17. Joell says:

    :cowsleep: :cowsleep: :cowsleep: :cowsleep: :cowsleep: :cowsleep:
    What a wonderful event and thnk you for sharing it with us.
    It is amazing that animals know just what to do when they give birth, It was nice of Dumplin to be on hand just incase she was needed.
    I love the name, Moonpies are one of my favorite snacks.

  18. DeniseS says:

    So happy you had a nice Spring Day when Moon Pie made her appearance. Love the name! It is so cute and so is little Moon Pie.

  19. Journey11 says:

    Glory Bee is such a good mama! Moon Pie is adorable. Congratulations!

  20. pinocrest says:

    WOW! What a terrific video – loved every minute of it!! Congrats to Glory Bee, and welcome to the world Moon Pie!!

  21. whaledancer says:

    She’s very cute. Moon Pie is a good name for someone so sweet. She seemed pretty blasé about this whole being born process. She and Glory Bee and Dumpling make a nice family group. You’re getting yourself a nice little dairy herd there.

  22. marymac says:

    That was beautiful, loved watching it and how fitting for spring…. a new birth!

  23. GrammieEarth says:

    I’m already in love! Glad you were close by at the time…running in chore boots is a feat in itself!!! GB did very well, and I’m impressed that Dumplin was there to help… :moo: :moo: :moo:

  24. AnnieB says:

    Oh my goodness, that video is just wonderful. Thank you for it. Life is such a miracle!

    What a lovely baby. Such a great mom and sister! Congratulations to ALL of you! :cowsleep:

  25. jamitysmom says:

    Just love her coloring! Such a pretty little girl. Congratulations all around.

  26. catslady says:

    It looks like she had an easy time of it – so glad!!!

  27. Joell says:

    :happyflower: :happyflower: :happyflower:
    I realized that the entire time I was watching the video, I was holding my breath, and finally exhaled when Moon Pie was completly born. She is just a miracle of nature, so lovely.

  28. Marigene says:

    She is beautiful and there is no doubt who her daddy is! 😆

  29. dlillypad says:

    Always amazes me to see the birth of a new being, be it human or animal. Loved getting to hear the first breaths and little sounds coming from her. Momma did a great job, and the welcoming committee was so attentive. Such a sweet video. Thanks so much for sharing!

  30. oct4luv says:

    She’s beautiful! Her name couldn’t be more perfect. Congratulations!!! :sun:

  31. holstein woman says:

    Isn’t life and birth just amazing? If it would have been my cow I would have pulled. I know I’ve done it.Congratulations.

  32. bayvistafarm says:

    Beauty baby!! I was wondering if mama was getting testy at you, until I saw the dog, LOL. Another female for the ‘beef herd’?

  33. Claudia W says:

    AMAZING!!! What a good mom! What a good big sister!

  34. amyg says:

    :snoopy: CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! :cowsleep:
    I am so over the moon (pun intended) happy for all of you. I must say that Glory Bee makes some beautiful babies but little Miss Moon Pie is just gorgeous!! Beaulah Petunia is mooing with grandmotherly delight, I’m sure. I’m so proud of Dumplin. She is such a sweet big sister. All around, this just brightened my day a thousand fold. Thank you so much. Wishing you a happy, healthy future with your family. No beef feeding for Moon Pie. Her Auntie Amy just couldn’t take it :heart: :heart: :heart:

  35. jodiezoeller says:

    I had to come back and watch the video again. I’ve never seen anything born before! So awesome!!!

  36. JudyT says:

    That was awesome! What a good momma she is.

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