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Big day for the Moo family – Marie mooves out, another calf arrives

Big day for the Moo family – Marie mooves out, another calf arrives

On Wednesday 5th February the day finally arrived for our little yearling Dexter cross, Marie, to move to her new home at Jocelyn’s house just 10 minutes down the road. Jocelyn and her helpers have spent weeks preparing a beautiful new paddock for Marie and it’s such a good feeling to know she’s moving to … Continue reading

Ouch! A hoof print in the wrong place

Ouch! A hoof print in the wrong place

When about 300kg of happy heifer is dancing around excitedly anticipating the arrival of her food bucket, it’s hard to keep your feet right out of the way. Freja accidently landed on mine while performing an impressive pirouette. Lots of ‘ouch!!!’ but only bruising thankfully.

Calf naming competition: and the winner is…

Calf naming competition: and the winner is…

The entries are in, the panel has met and the winner has been chosen. Our new calf has been named! I gave all the suggestions and the stories behind them to Mum and Dad, but omitted the names of who submitted them to ensure there wouldn’t be any bias. We were thrilled with all the … Continue reading

Competition to name the new calf

Competition to name the new calf

We need a name for our new little Dexter calf and you’re invited to offer a suggestion. He’s tiny, black, exceptionally cute and almost identical to his uncle Dugald who’s only six days older than him. I’m leaning towards another name starting with the letter ‘D‘ – I do love the alliteration of ‘Dugald the … Continue reading

Dugald 6 days old and now he’s an uncle!

Dugald 6 days old and now he’s an uncle!

Dugald the Dexter calf is just six days old and today (Monday 6th January 2014) he became an uncle! Big sister Maudie gave birth to her first calf during the night, a little black bull almost identical to Dugald. Maudie is besotted with her new baby and becomes anxious if he ventures more than a … Continue reading

Dugald the Dexter arrives on New Year’s Day

Dugald the Dexter arrives on New Year’s Day

Minnie has delivered a very cute New Year’s Day present – her first bull calf! Naming rights were awarded to my sister-in-law, Gaynor, who consulted a list of boys names she happened to have right at her fingertips and from which she selected Dugald “after the housewives’ favourite from Rockwiz“. Dugald the Dexter suits the … Continue reading

Christmas and birthday calf presents still wrapped

Christmas and birthday calf presents still wrapped

Minnie was due to calve on Christmas day and her daughter Maudie was due a few days later on my brother Tim’s birthday. But both little presents are still firmly wrapped in their mother cow parcels. Minnie and Maudie have been moved to the maternity paddock awaiting the births. Their udders have filled taut with … Continue reading

Marie Moo Cow finds a new home

Marie Moo Cow finds a new home

I am delighted to report that little Miss Marie Moo Cow has found a new home already! Just a couple of days after I posted my story about needing to find one for her my dear, long-time friend Jocelyn and her son Chris came around to meet Marie and decided she was just the kind … Continue reading

Searching for the perfect gift? How about a cow???

Searching for the perfect gift? How about a cow???

Having trouble finding a gift for the person who has everything? Why not give them a small black cow??!! Unfortunately I need to find a new home for young Marie, our 11-month-old, three-quarters Dexter, one-quarter Guernsey heifer. Her mum, Minnie, and half-sister, Maudie, are both due to calve within the next two weeks and we … Continue reading

Marie the Dexter calf makes herself a sandwich

Marie the Dexter calf makes herself a sandwich

Yes, in another magic Marie moment, our little Dexter cross heifer decided to make a sandwich… featuring herself as the filling. She tried to break out through a narrow gap in the side of the cattle race the other day and wedged herself sideways in the race between a post and the sliding bails. She … Continue reading

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