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Orphan Annie Gets A Mom

One of our heifers that was supposed to be spayed ended up being pregnant.  So, obviously we couldn’t spay her.  She had a heifer the beginning of October.  The mom, only being a one year old, didn’t have any interest in the calf, so the calf became an orphan.  Tierra and Grandma Gloria have been bottle feeding her morning and night since then.  When the calf was a few days old, Grandpa decided to call her Annie.  She has been Annie ever since.  One of the first calvers lost her calf in the last few days.  So, Dad and T gave Annie to the cow.  It took a little bit of work, but T said the cow is accepting Annie.  I have a feeling Annie thinks she is in heaven right now. 🙂


Ranch Update:

Dad and Grandpa sorted heavies on Saturday in the first calvers, who will start calving any time.  That means they sorted through all the first-time pregnant cows and put the ones who look like they are going to calve soon, in the corral.  Now, Grandpa and Dad get to start getting up in the middle of the night to check cows.  The rest of the cows will start calving in February.


Written by: britt



Hi! I am a ranch girl who lives in southwestern MT. This blog tells about all of our adventures and stories on the ranch!

4 thoughts on “Orphan Annie Gets A Mom

  1. Noooooooo! I’m sooo sorry….. Forget it, I do know what spayed means now. My sister just told me! ( I’m sooooo embarrassed 😩) we just never use that word a lot I guess. Sorry….

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