One year ago today, after what I thought to be the longest gestation period in modern Dexter History, our first calf was born on the farm. Son of Liberty born on July 3, 2017 named after his dam, Liberty, born on July 4, 2015.
While going through photos to add to our gallery, I suddenly felt a tinge of guilt as realized that I literally had dozens and dozens of photos of Sonny. I am thankful that this year’s crop of calves do not have access to the internet! I’m sure I’d have major sibling rivalry on my hands.
It’s not that they are any less precious, and in fact Lucky Stars out of my favorite cow, and provided my first calf pulling experience this April will always have a special place in my heart. But there is something extra special about that first born calf!
Sonny left our farm this Spring intact and has found a wonderful new farm. I cried the day he left and still tear up looking at these photos. But I am thankful I took the time to chronicle his ten months with us. As for the new calves, I have some catching up to do with the camera.