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A New Calf!

By Robyn Dolan 


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Robyn DolanSince a picture is worth ... well, you know, I'll be brief.  Meet baby Ezra, one day old here, the newest addition to the Homestead family. Mamma Linda is  a Dexter Jersey mix, and so is Pappa Eli.  Of course Naki, the Hereford bull thinks Ezra's his, but since all his calves have bald faces we know it's Eli - don't we? Ezra, being a boy, will be going into the freezer in a year or so, since he will not be able to contribute to our Dexter/Jersey dairy herd, but he will bless us with tender, home raised, healthy beef.

Dexter Jersey mix calf Ezra

Ezra the Dexter Jersey mix calf

Dexter Jersey mix calf standing

Dexter Jersey mix calf standing tall

robyn dolan
3/27/2009 10:41:26 AM

Right on, Lori, that's the whole idea;) Plus the entertainment value.


lori
3/25/2009 6:41:53 PM

OH, How cute is this little guy!!!! It is great that you can raise your own beef. You know exactly what feed has gone into it and that means peace of mind knowing your food is healthy and good for you, not pumped full of hormones or fed questionable things that might be ground into the feed that are not natural for these animals to consume!