Festus

Getting his legs under him

Bonding with mom and the sun

Getting his legs under him

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 The  weather was nice a couple days after he was born so he was outside in  the corral getting some sun and try get more steady on his legs. 

Encouragement by Gabby

Bonding with mom and the sun

Getting his legs under him

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 Festus  is the first calf of Little Gabby and he was caught nursing then had to  look away as he was busted.  His father is Dapper Dan. 

Bonding with mom and the sun

Bonding with mom and the sun

Bonding with mom and the sun

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With  warm sunshine and a full tummy of milk Festus curls up with Gabby for a  short nap.  Born at 23 inches and  we are now waiting on the results  of the DNA testing to determine his genetics.  We will have them listed  as soon as we get them. 

Family photo

Exploring the grass

Bonding with mom and the sun

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A perfect opportunity presented to get a good picture of Gabby and Festus together.  A great mother son photo.

King of the bale

Exploring the grass

Exploring the grass

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Playing in the barn with the other bottle calves, of course he is the smallest, Festus climbs up on the straw bale to be the big boy in the group.

Exploring the grass

Exploring the grass

Exploring the grass

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Now that the bottle club are big enough and eating grass they are turned out into a portion of the pasture.  This is the end of May and the grass is already taller than they are.  Makes for some good hide-and-seek.  It will be more than they can eat for sure.