News from the farm...
This morning Daisy went into labour and pretty quickly we realised it wasn't going quite to plan. Her calf was breeched, which means he was trying to come out backwards. This is very dangerous for the calf as it means the head is the last part to come out so there is a risk of it drowning. Luckily for us, our vets were just at the farm down the road, so they were able to come out and assist to ensure the delivery happened as quickly as possible. We are very pleased to say that 'long legs' Larry was born a very healthy little calf, and Daisy was also absolutely fine- just a little tired!
Today our raw milk has become available to be purchased!!! Since the cows arrived its been a long process of tests, tests and more tests! This is to ensure that our milk is safe and has allowed us to gain a license to sell it from the farm.
Its been a very exciting day welcoming friendly faces at the farm gate and hearing lovely feedback.
Another momentous day here at Greenoaks, as today we have welcomed our first calf... Rocky! Delilah had a nice straight forward birth, and both mum and calf are doing really well.
Today was a very exciting day as we welcomed our 3 Jersey cows into their new home here at Greenoaks! They have come from our friends dairy herd, so we got to meet them beforehand and make sure they have a personality that would fit into our micro-dairy system, which will consist of more human interaction than the commercial system they are used to.
We have called them Demelza, Daisy and Delilah. Demelza has had a calf recently, but Daisy and Delilah have come in-calf, so we will get to welcome new calves onto the farm early next year!