Echo’s New Calf 2018

Welcome back to school!

Almost every Friday during the school year you’ll get to see what’s happening at Welcome Home Farm in Highland. You can ask questions by writing them on pieces of paper and putting them in a spot that your teacher will show you.

I love it when you ask questions because then I know what things you want to learn about. I will post a picture of your question so your friends can see the question, too!

On August 13th something wonderful happened on our farm.

Our cow, Echo, had a baby!

This is Echo.
She’s 5 years old.

Echo had a calf on Monday, August 13.
It’s a girl!

This is Echo’s 3rd calf. She had a boy calf in 2017, and a boy calf in 2016. We are so excited that she had a girl because girl calves, called heifers, turn into milk cows just like their mother.

Miss E was born in the pasture, in the sunshine.
I needed to move her to someplace out of the sun
so she didn’t get too hot. (photo credit S.P.)

Echo licks Miss E to finish cleaning her off.
(photo credit S.P.)
We have some wonderful neighbors love to help on the farm.
MG gets to pet Miss E before any of the other neighbors
because she came to help twice a week all summer long!
(photo credit S.P.)

MG also got to be the first one to feed Miss E
a bottle. 
(photo credit S.P.)


New born calves get tired quickly.
Miss E gets to take a nap on some clean shavings in a stall.


We feed Miss E a bottle during the day, and she spends the night with Echo.  That will make sure that Miss E is so friendly that she will make a wonderful milk cow!


Miss E also gets to eat from Echo.

Miss E gets lots of visitors, too. We let neighbors come pet her and play with her as often as we can. We had some visitors stop by this morning to see Echo and play with Miss E for a few minutes. We want Miss E to be very comfortable around new people that she doesn’t know. How do you get comfortable around people you don’t know?

One thing our family tries to do every day is to do something nice for someone else. I hope during the school year you will do something nice for someone else every day!

I hope you have a wonderful week!

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2 Comments

  1. Hello there!
    Searching for a welding cap pattern, I ran across your blog, and what a nice visit! Love seeing pics of your new jersey baby :). I raised dexters for years but started off with a jersey/dexter heifer weanling. I miss having cattle.
    Have a great day!
    Kath

  2. Hello there!
    Searching for a welding cap pattern, I ran across your blog, and what a nice visit! Love seeing pics of your new jersey baby :). I raised dexters for years but started off with a jersey/dexter heifer weanling. I miss having cattle.
    Have a great day!
    Kath

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