We have calves (as people tell us) in our back yard. We home grow them at our house. We have had these babies since they were a week old. We have got baby calves as early as a day old before. If you are not familiar with the process. All our babies are bull calves (well they become steers at our home).The dairies keep all the heifer (female)calves. We take the bull calves off their hands and raise them. I won't go into what happens to the bull calves when they grow up. I get attached to all the calves that come to our home because they are so little and sweet. Oh, I forgot they need lots of love and a Moma! Thats me!! Then they grow up and don't need me to take care of them as much. (kinda like my boys)
These calves no longer need me to give them their bottle or scratch their backs anymore. They pretty much just want me to feed them and leave them alone. Before long these babies will be moved to my parents house to be turned out on a pasture to graze. Then you know what will happen to them. As my husband and dad says "they will make good steaks".
I knew we had smart calves. They stick half their bodies in the hay bale to keep warm and continue to eat the hay.
May your Tuesday bring you many smiles!