Thar She Blows


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!


  1. Jennifer Robin says:

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

  2. Hallie says:

    What a sweet little heifer! Congratulations.

  3. AA says:

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

  4. Nancy in Iowa says:

    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. whaledancer says:

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

    Well done, Beulah Petunia.

  6. Rosanne says:

    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. margaret rusnak says:

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

  8. thunja says:

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

  9. Betty says:

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

  10. bonita says:

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

  11. Deborah R says:


  12. Sonia says:

    Congratulations on the new baby girl!!!

  13. margaret rusnak says:

    i wonder how old BP is?

  14. Nancy in Iowa says:

    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!!!

  15. Becky says:


  16. Grammie Earth says:

    Ohhh BabyBP is just beautiful!

  17. Vicki in So. CA says:

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

  18. glenda says:

    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.


  19. blueberrylu says:

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

  20. Drucillajoy says:

    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.

  21. IowaCowgirl says:

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

  22. Snapper says:

    Woot! Congratulations.

  23. judydee says:

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

  24. Tracey In Paradise,Pa. says:

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

  25. Sue Nugent says:

    :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.

  26. lauren says:

    awww she is precious!!! cant wait to see more pics!! 🙂

  27. B. Ruth says:

    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….

  28. Diane says:

    Congrats!!!! Baby calf is beautiful.

  29. Becky says:

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

  30. Peggy says:

    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.

  31. Maria says:


  32. Johanna says:


    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?

  33. Deanna says:

    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:

  34. Michelle Willingham says:

    Congrats, Auntie Suzanne!! :cowsleep:

  35. Kim Gibson says:

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

  36. SandyCWV says:

    Congratulations! New calves are so cute.

  37. ellen mcbryde says:

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

  38. Shannon says:

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

    Doing the happy dance!!!

  39. LauraP says:

    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.

  40. LisaC says:

    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?

  41. Connie says:


  42. Deni says:

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

  43. auntbear says:

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

  44. Jane says:

    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!

  45. Laurie Fix says:

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

  46. SarahGrace says:


  47. becky says:

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

  48. Eve Davis says:

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

  49. Teri Kane says:

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

  50. KentuckyFarmGirl says:

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

  51. Zusiqu says:

    Oh how wonderful!

  52. Cousin Sheryl says:

    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).


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

  53. claudia w says:

    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!

  54. Miss Becky says:

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

  55. Mary says:

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

  56. Pete says:

    Yeeeehah!! :snoopy:

    You GO girl!!!

  57. Missy Moyer-Schneck says:

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

  58. Mary Kellogg says:

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

    Way to go, BP!

  59. ulli says:

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

  60. joycee says:

    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!

  61. Merlin says:

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

  62. DragonLady says:

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

  63. Senta Sandberg says:

    So Happy For you.

  64. Shannon J says:

    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.

  65. Kathy says:

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

  66. Victoria says:

    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.

  67. Diane Gordon says:

    Congratulations Suzanne and BP.

    What about Bella Petunia for a name?

  68. Suzanne says:

    Mothers are amazing creatures!!

  69. Jackie C. says:

    :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.

  70. Marlena says:

    Congratulations!!! She’s beautiful!

  71. Marianne G says:

    How wonderful and exciting! Congratulations!

  72. Jessica says:

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

  73. Debbie Little says:

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

  74. marymac says:

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

  75. Barbee' says:

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

  76. Pam Glidden says:

    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?

  77. Gloria Skeeters says:

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

  78. TX Aggiemom says:

    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:

  79. Melissa (N4M) says:

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

  80. lavenderblue says:

    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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