Newborn calf gets dried off by her Mom
Meet Holly. She was born about a minute before this video was made and now her mother, Bonnie is drying her off with vigorous licking which also helps stimulate Holly to get her muscles working to get up and get a drink of milk. Bonnie is our family milk cow and is half Scottish Highland and half Jersey. She's a very good milker and with the Highland mix is like a 4x4, Winterized milk cow and much more tolerant of our Cape Breton weather than a regular Jersey Cow. That makes Holly a 3/4 Highland and 1/4 Jersey, and we'll probably keep her as a back-up milk cow.