We were supposed to be at Heins Dairy at 9 A.M., so I left Cora in her pajamas and we took her along. She took a little nap on the way.
You can read an article about Heins Dairy HERE.
Chris Heinz was out in a pasture checking on some cows, but he showed up in about ten minutes and took us out to the area where the calves are raised in hutches.
Chris told Cliff to pick a calf, and Cliff chose the biggest bull calf he could see.
Once we got home, we were anxious to see if Grace would allow a strange calf to nurse her.
Then I went out later and turned her in with them again. Newbie (maybe I'll just name him that) started nursing without Gypsy, and it didn't go so well. He got a couple of fairly hard kicks.
We may never get Grace to fully accept him. If we don't, I will keep the calves in the lot, put Gracie in the stanchion twice a day, put the anti-kick device on her, and make sure Newby nurses from the protected side: that will work. I really hope she will accept him, though, because then it's care-free. We won't be tied down at home all the time and the excess milk is automatically taken care of. As far as being tied down, though, I really have no plans for any overnight road trips in the near future, so that isn't a big concern.