Saturday, March 30, 2013

Guess Who

Posted by Allyson

Can you guess who this baby bottle belongs to?  If you guessed Schmidt the calf, you're right!  Schmidt gets a bottle of his mom's milk once in the morning and again in the evening.  Since Emma gets milked only once a day right now, her milk must be saved and reheated just like it is for a baby.  Once Schmidt gets a bit bigger, he'll start getting a bottle three times a day.  He gets the milk in a bottle rather than directly from the cow as its safer for both calf and mother that way.  In a couple of months when his stomach is more fully developed, we'll start weaning him off milk and onto a more plant-based diet of grass, hay, grain, and water.