New Year's Day Calf

We were welcomed to the new year with a fine new Belted Galloway calf. She was born early this morning amidst her herd here at Night Owl Farm. We weren't expecting her so soon so she was a surprise and a joyful beginning to this new year.

We've named her “Ahvleen” meaning “new year” in Gaelic; she being a Gaelic breed from Scotland, and some of us being Celts too.

She seems strong and healthy – she can stand on her wobbly, too-long legs and nurse from her mother. It's the first birth for her mother. The calf's grandmother, who is an Angus-Jersey cross, is the herd matriarch and was born at Moonstruck Farm. The calf's proud father, Clancy, was the first calf born here on the farm in 2008.

She'll be the first birth of six calves expected over the next three or four months. We'll keep you posted on future Night Owl Farm happenings.

Salt Spring - 2015 New Years Day Calf - MG_1548

Salt Spring - 2015 New Years Day Calf - IMG_1551

Salt Spring - 2015 New Years Day Calf - IMG_1549

January 1, 2016 12:28 PM

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