This weekend we had another first here at Crazy Boy Farm. I have said before while I much prefer eating vegetables I get much more enjoyment and personal fulfillment from caring for the animals and so we have seen the number and variety of our animals grow over the years. We started with chickens while living in our little city lot. After moving to our farm we added fainting goats, then nigerian dwarf goats. We have had a few ponies. Then two years ago we added berkshire hogs and last year we add galloway cattle.
We purchased a 3 year old cow that had been bred and was pregnant and a spring heifer. This last Friday our cow, Zelen gave us a beautiful little baby.
Zelen is a great mother. She not so subtly puts herself between us and her baby every time we try to get a close look at it. So it took us awhile to figure out exactly what we had. That was until we saw this little girl pee. Then we knew for sure that we had our own spring heifer.
Every year the galloway association assigns a letter to the year and all animals born in that year have the letter in the identification number. This year the letter is D. So you can figure out when Zelen and Claire were born. It works out well since our boy really wanted to have a Daisy on the farm. So meet Daisy.