This is our youngest baby calf, born on Monday of this week! He is a very active little calf, and loves to try to follow me around the greenhouse while I feed the other calves. He was tied up in the greenhouse while I was getting a calf pen ready for him, and he loved wandering as far as the rope would let him trying to suck on my pants! You can see here he got himself a little tangled up in his rope! I feed him last because all the other calves drink their milk out of buckets, but until 5 or 6 days of age he will get bottle fed.
Calves love sucking on things! Bottles, my hands, my pants, my boots, the metal of their pens, each other… pretty much anything they can get their mouths on! Which is why we keep them in separate pens especially when they are young. All that chasing me around and drinking is hard work! Afterward he takes a little rest in the hay – but even though he is laying down, he never stops being curious!