Recent arrivals…

by David

….at Thistle Hill.20141028_16 In the background, an English Traditional Devon™ heifer just brought up from the recip farm in Georgia.  She’s a Cashtiller/Jaunty 8-month old beauty.  In the foreground, a ™bull calf born here a few weeks ago to TDA 4.  And the sire was Ashott-Barton Falcon.

Here’s where it gets complicated, so pay attention:  The heifer is a full sister to the little bull’s mother.  Do they know they’re related? Talk about a family reunion!

20141028_22Then there’s this late arrival…just a few hours old.  (Hang on now.)  His sire is Churchill, who is a brother to the heifer above and uncle to the little bull above.  Got it? The mom, on the left, introducing the newcomer to the herd, is a young Thistle Hill cow and so TH142 does not earn a printed ™ yellow tag.  But we’ll keep her!