If you look closely, you can see the legs of the nursing calf
Sometimes I am still am saddened by the sick little calf who is no longer with us. So this morning when I looked outside, I was cheered by the sight of another tiny calf who was standing with his mom and getting the nourishment he needs. There may be saddness and loss to endure on a farm, but life goes on and new babies are born who are healthy and thrive.
We continue to encounter the mangy racoon every day. He has discovered our bales of hay outside which Brian arranged and covered with a tarp as a cozy place for the cats. Each morning Brian goes outside to get hay for the goats and finds the racoon staring back at him from behind one of the bales. At the beginning of the week, the racoon ran quickly away when he heard Brian coming. This morning, he was in no hurry to go anywhere and Brian had to scare him off with a rock. We are still contemplating on how to deal with our new friend. We would think him more of a menace if he did not have wounds on his back and legs from some kind of animal attack. He is sadly pathetic and seems to be harmless in his current condition.