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Miracle Cow Adopts A Calf (Not Her Own)

VideosART and BRI posted the article • 0 comments • 49 views • 2019-05-29 18:22 • came from similar tags

 

 
 
 
 
Our new Jersey family milk cow decided to adopt a baby calf like it was her own. Homesteading farm story...
 
Transcript:
 
1

00:00:00,030 --> 00:00:02,468

this is the miracle of a cow choosing to




2

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adopt a calf that's not her own




3

00:00:04,660 --> 00:00:36,929

[Music]




4

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when we got her cow the other day we




5

00:00:44,070 --> 00:00:47,320

made a bold and possibly stupid decision




6

00:00:47,520 --> 00:00:50,500

this was the decision we got a steer




7

00:00:50,700 --> 00:00:54,070

calf that didn't belong to Alice the cow




8

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that we bought we just brought him along




9

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this kind of change is very stressful on




10

00:01:14,420 --> 00:01:18,088

cows and not all mother cows will take




11

00:01:18,289 --> 00:01:20,308

on an extra calf to nurse well why did




12

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we do it we did it because in our whole




13

00:01:24,438 --> 00:01:26,368

home city experience the number one




14

00:01:26,569 --> 00:01:30,558

thing that was productive and




15

00:01:30,759 --> 00:01:33,149

cost-effective that we've done was




16

00:01:33,349 --> 00:01:34,890

raising a steer for beef




17

00:01:35,090 --> 00:01:36,778

we raised brownie out we raised him on




18

00:01:36,978 --> 00:01:39,899

grass and about four or five bales of




19

00:01:40,099 --> 00:01:44,250

hay and it was an incredible value and a




20

00:01:44,450 --> 00:01:47,909

huge amount of production from our small




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piece of land




22

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we went back and forth actually the days




23

00:02:01,188 --> 00:02:03,448

before we got the cow and we had decided




24

00:02:03,649 --> 00:02:05,789

completely against getting the steer we




25

00:02:05,989 --> 00:02:08,939

said you know it's just too risky we're




26

00:02:09,139 --> 00:02:11,640

new at this the cow would be under




27

00:02:11,840 --> 00:02:13,830

stress moving into a new environment the




28

00:02:14,030 --> 00:02:15,960

calf would be under stress we don't




29

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really know what we're doing it can be




30

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very involved you know some people have




31

00:02:20,840 --> 00:02:24,030

to restrain the cow and actually




32

00:02:24,229 --> 00:02:26,130

physically put the calf on the cow some




33

00:02:26,330 --> 00:02:28,649

people use scent cover up see cows don't




34

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really want to just take on any random




35

00:02:30,799 --> 00:02:32,939

calf they're they're linked together




36

00:02:33,139 --> 00:02:36,719

with sound with smell with touch and




37

00:02:36,919 --> 00:02:39,330

they'll only nurse their own calf




38

00:02:39,530 --> 00:02:42,219

normally




39

00:02:52,568 --> 00:02:54,810

then at the last minute we decided you




40

00:02:55,009 --> 00:02:56,730

know what we really are gonna go for




41

00:02:56,930 --> 00:02:58,770

this we're gonna do it we got this deer




42

00:02:58,969 --> 00:03:00,420

we brought him home we were kind of




43

00:03:00,620 --> 00:03:02,368

worried worried that it was just gonna




44

00:03:02,568 --> 00:03:05,790

be a disaster because worst case is the




45

00:03:05,990 --> 00:03:09,300

calf doesn't nurse and get sick and dies




46

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or we spend a whole week just fighting




47

00:03:14,120 --> 00:03:17,100

it and fighting it fighting and end up




48

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bottle feeding the calf




49

00:03:23,169 --> 00:03:26,969

we got the calf back into the barn we




50

00:03:27,169 --> 00:03:30,330

got the cow in the calf and the plan was




51

00:03:30,530 --> 00:03:32,100

initially just to watch and keep them




52

00:03:32,300 --> 00:03:34,710

very close but then I realized I can't




53

00:03:34,909 --> 00:03:37,740

sit and watch them all the time and I




54

00:03:37,939 --> 00:03:39,930

won't even know if he's nursing so I




55

00:03:40,129 --> 00:03:42,150

locked him up for about three or four




56

00:03:42,349 --> 00:03:44,939

hours and then I came back that first




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evening and I let him out and he walked




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out and he tried to nurse and she kicked




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him in the head and I thought oh gosh




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here we go and he tried to nurse again




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and she butted him off and I was just




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thinking we're we're in for it this is




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going to be such a hassle




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and then




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he didn't give up he tried to nurse




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again and she didn't do anything




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and I sat there for about ten minutes




68

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and just watched him nurse on his new




69

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mama I think that she realized that his




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mom wasn't there maybe I'm reading too




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much into it but I really think that's




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what happened he was bellowing he was




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hungry and she just something clicked in




74

00:04:49,540 --> 00:04:51,439

her head and she just let him so from




75

00:04:51,639 --> 00:04:53,560

that moment on he's been nursing




76

00:04:53,759 --> 00:04:57,400

perfectly it's kind of the miracle of a




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cow choosing to adopt a calf




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[Music]




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we thought might be just the disaster




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turned out in this case to be really




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easy for us we're so thankful for that




82

00:05:19,990 --> 00:05:21,770

and thankful that with our first




83

00:05:21,970 --> 00:05:24,470

experience of grafting a calf onto a




84

00:05:24,670 --> 00:05:28,530

mama cow that it went really well




85

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it's happening right now you can see it




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little beefsteak is nursing away




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00:06:02,750 --> 00:06:06,240

greedily and mama Alice is standing




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perfectly still calm she's not kicking




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she's not butting him she's not




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objecting him she's not objecting to him




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nursing she's letting him nurse letting




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00:06:16,490 --> 00:06:21,639

him feed and now they're both doing it




93

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we just feel so blessed with this cow




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for a couple reasons and not least among




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00:06:42,110 --> 00:06:49,079

them is this that apparently she's a




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great nurse count because we didn't have




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to do anything to make this happen




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00:06:55,819 --> 00:06:58,050

literally nothing we put him together in




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the barn and within just a few hours he




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00:07:03,529 --> 00:07:06,400

was nursing and she had accepted them




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00:07:06,600 --> 00:07:09,468

folks this has been another great day on




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the homestead thank you for joining us




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today and we'll see you in another video




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soon




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[Music] view all
 


 
 
 
 
Our new Jersey family milk cow decided to adopt a baby calf like it was her own. Homesteading farm story...
 
Transcript:
 
1

00:00:00,030 --> 00:00:02,468

this is the miracle of a cow choosing to




2

00:00:02,669 --> 00:00:04,459

adopt a calf that's not her own




3

00:00:04,660 --> 00:00:36,929

[Music]




4

00:00:42,119 --> 00:00:43,869

when we got her cow the other day we




5

00:00:44,070 --> 00:00:47,320

made a bold and possibly stupid decision




6

00:00:47,520 --> 00:00:50,500

this was the decision we got a steer




7

00:00:50,700 --> 00:00:54,070

calf that didn't belong to Alice the cow




8

00:00:54,270 --> 00:00:58,520

that we bought we just brought him along




9

00:01:10,328 --> 00:01:14,219

this kind of change is very stressful on




10

00:01:14,420 --> 00:01:18,088

cows and not all mother cows will take




11

00:01:18,289 --> 00:01:20,308

on an extra calf to nurse well why did




12

00:01:20,509 --> 00:01:24,238

we do it we did it because in our whole




13

00:01:24,438 --> 00:01:26,368

home city experience the number one




14

00:01:26,569 --> 00:01:30,558

thing that was productive and




15

00:01:30,759 --> 00:01:33,149

cost-effective that we've done was




16

00:01:33,349 --> 00:01:34,890

raising a steer for beef




17

00:01:35,090 --> 00:01:36,778

we raised brownie out we raised him on




18

00:01:36,978 --> 00:01:39,899

grass and about four or five bales of




19

00:01:40,099 --> 00:01:44,250

hay and it was an incredible value and a




20

00:01:44,450 --> 00:01:47,909

huge amount of production from our small




21

00:01:48,109 --> 00:01:50,649

piece of land




22

00:01:58,159 --> 00:02:00,988

we went back and forth actually the days




23

00:02:01,188 --> 00:02:03,448

before we got the cow and we had decided




24

00:02:03,649 --> 00:02:05,789

completely against getting the steer we




25

00:02:05,989 --> 00:02:08,939

said you know it's just too risky we're




26

00:02:09,139 --> 00:02:11,640

new at this the cow would be under




27

00:02:11,840 --> 00:02:13,830

stress moving into a new environment the




28

00:02:14,030 --> 00:02:15,960

calf would be under stress we don't




29

00:02:16,159 --> 00:02:17,399

really know what we're doing it can be




30

00:02:17,598 --> 00:02:20,640

very involved you know some people have




31

00:02:20,840 --> 00:02:24,030

to restrain the cow and actually




32

00:02:24,229 --> 00:02:26,130

physically put the calf on the cow some




33

00:02:26,330 --> 00:02:28,649

people use scent cover up see cows don't




34

00:02:28,848 --> 00:02:30,599

really want to just take on any random




35

00:02:30,799 --> 00:02:32,939

calf they're they're linked together




36

00:02:33,139 --> 00:02:36,719

with sound with smell with touch and




37

00:02:36,919 --> 00:02:39,330

they'll only nurse their own calf




38

00:02:39,530 --> 00:02:42,219

normally




39

00:02:52,568 --> 00:02:54,810

then at the last minute we decided you




40

00:02:55,009 --> 00:02:56,730

know what we really are gonna go for




41

00:02:56,930 --> 00:02:58,770

this we're gonna do it we got this deer




42

00:02:58,969 --> 00:03:00,420

we brought him home we were kind of




43

00:03:00,620 --> 00:03:02,368

worried worried that it was just gonna




44

00:03:02,568 --> 00:03:05,790

be a disaster because worst case is the




45

00:03:05,990 --> 00:03:09,300

calf doesn't nurse and get sick and dies




46

00:03:09,500 --> 00:03:13,920

or we spend a whole week just fighting




47

00:03:14,120 --> 00:03:17,100

it and fighting it fighting and end up




48

00:03:17,300 --> 00:03:20,469

bottle feeding the calf




49

00:03:23,169 --> 00:03:26,969

we got the calf back into the barn we




50

00:03:27,169 --> 00:03:30,330

got the cow in the calf and the plan was




51

00:03:30,530 --> 00:03:32,100

initially just to watch and keep them




52

00:03:32,300 --> 00:03:34,710

very close but then I realized I can't




53

00:03:34,909 --> 00:03:37,740

sit and watch them all the time and I




54

00:03:37,939 --> 00:03:39,930

won't even know if he's nursing so I




55

00:03:40,129 --> 00:03:42,150

locked him up for about three or four




56

00:03:42,349 --> 00:03:44,939

hours and then I came back that first




57

00:03:45,139 --> 00:03:48,900

evening and I let him out and he walked




58

00:03:49,099 --> 00:03:52,740

out and he tried to nurse and she kicked




59

00:03:52,939 --> 00:03:54,689

him in the head and I thought oh gosh




60

00:03:54,889 --> 00:03:56,879

here we go and he tried to nurse again




61

00:03:57,079 --> 00:03:59,280

and she butted him off and I was just




62

00:03:59,479 --> 00:04:01,170

thinking we're we're in for it this is




63

00:04:01,370 --> 00:04:05,920

going to be such a hassle




64

00:04:16,750 --> 00:04:20,210

and then




65

00:04:20,410 --> 00:04:23,300

he didn't give up he tried to nurse




66

00:04:23,500 --> 00:04:26,930

again and she didn't do anything




67

00:04:27,129 --> 00:04:31,100

and I sat there for about ten minutes




68

00:04:31,300 --> 00:04:35,600

and just watched him nurse on his new




69

00:04:35,800 --> 00:04:40,670

mama I think that she realized that his




70

00:04:40,870 --> 00:04:43,129

mom wasn't there maybe I'm reading too




71

00:04:43,329 --> 00:04:45,230

much into it but I really think that's




72

00:04:45,430 --> 00:04:47,569

what happened he was bellowing he was




73

00:04:47,769 --> 00:04:49,340

hungry and she just something clicked in




74

00:04:49,540 --> 00:04:51,439

her head and she just let him so from




75

00:04:51,639 --> 00:04:53,560

that moment on he's been nursing




76

00:04:53,759 --> 00:04:57,400

perfectly it's kind of the miracle of a




77

00:04:57,600 --> 00:05:03,450

cow choosing to adopt a calf




78

00:05:03,579 --> 00:05:10,430

[Music]




79

00:05:10,629 --> 00:05:13,129

we thought might be just the disaster




80

00:05:13,329 --> 00:05:17,000

turned out in this case to be really




81

00:05:17,199 --> 00:05:19,790

easy for us we're so thankful for that




82

00:05:19,990 --> 00:05:21,770

and thankful that with our first




83

00:05:21,970 --> 00:05:24,470

experience of grafting a calf onto a




84

00:05:24,670 --> 00:05:28,530

mama cow that it went really well




85

00:05:54,740 --> 00:05:59,449

it's happening right now you can see it




86

00:05:59,649 --> 00:06:02,550

little beefsteak is nursing away




87

00:06:02,750 --> 00:06:06,240

greedily and mama Alice is standing




88

00:06:06,439 --> 00:06:09,389

perfectly still calm she's not kicking




89

00:06:09,589 --> 00:06:11,160

she's not butting him she's not




90

00:06:11,360 --> 00:06:13,470

objecting him she's not objecting to him




91

00:06:13,670 --> 00:06:16,290

nursing she's letting him nurse letting




92

00:06:16,490 --> 00:06:21,639

him feed and now they're both doing it




93

00:06:32,949 --> 00:06:37,910

we just feel so blessed with this cow




94

00:06:38,110 --> 00:06:41,910

for a couple reasons and not least among




95

00:06:42,110 --> 00:06:49,079

them is this that apparently she's a




96

00:06:49,279 --> 00:06:53,939

great nurse count because we didn't have




97

00:06:54,139 --> 00:06:55,620

to do anything to make this happen




98

00:06:55,819 --> 00:06:58,050

literally nothing we put him together in




99

00:06:58,250 --> 00:07:03,329

the barn and within just a few hours he




100

00:07:03,529 --> 00:07:06,400

was nursing and she had accepted them




101

00:07:06,600 --> 00:07:09,468

folks this has been another great day on




102

00:07:09,668 --> 00:07:10,850

the homestead thank you for joining us




103

00:07:11,050 --> 00:07:13,460

today and we'll see you in another video




104

00:07:13,660 --> 00:07:16,290

soon




105

00:07:18,870 --> 00:07:23,870

[Music]
49
Views

Miracle Cow Adopts A Calf (Not Her Own)

VideosART and BRI posted the article • 0 comments • 49 views • 2019-05-29 18:22 • came from similar tags

 

 
 
 
 
Our new Jersey family milk cow decided to adopt a baby calf like it was her own. Homesteading farm story...
 
Transcript:
 
1

00:00:00,030 --> 00:00:02,468

this is the miracle of a cow choosing to




2

00:00:02,669 --> 00:00:04,459

adopt a calf that's not her own




3

00:00:04,660 --> 00:00:36,929

[Music]




4

00:00:42,119 --> 00:00:43,869

when we got her cow the other day we




5

00:00:44,070 --> 00:00:47,320

made a bold and possibly stupid decision




6

00:00:47,520 --> 00:00:50,500

this was the decision we got a steer




7

00:00:50,700 --> 00:00:54,070

calf that didn't belong to Alice the cow




8

00:00:54,270 --> 00:00:58,520

that we bought we just brought him along




9

00:01:10,328 --> 00:01:14,219

this kind of change is very stressful on




10

00:01:14,420 --> 00:01:18,088

cows and not all mother cows will take




11

00:01:18,289 --> 00:01:20,308

on an extra calf to nurse well why did




12

00:01:20,509 --> 00:01:24,238

we do it we did it because in our whole




13

00:01:24,438 --> 00:01:26,368

home city experience the number one




14

00:01:26,569 --> 00:01:30,558

thing that was productive and




15

00:01:30,759 --> 00:01:33,149

cost-effective that we've done was




16

00:01:33,349 --> 00:01:34,890

raising a steer for beef




17

00:01:35,090 --> 00:01:36,778

we raised brownie out we raised him on




18

00:01:36,978 --> 00:01:39,899

grass and about four or five bales of




19

00:01:40,099 --> 00:01:44,250

hay and it was an incredible value and a




20

00:01:44,450 --> 00:01:47,909

huge amount of production from our small




21

00:01:48,109 --> 00:01:50,649

piece of land




22

00:01:58,159 --> 00:02:00,988

we went back and forth actually the days




23

00:02:01,188 --> 00:02:03,448

before we got the cow and we had decided




24

00:02:03,649 --> 00:02:05,789

completely against getting the steer we




25

00:02:05,989 --> 00:02:08,939

said you know it's just too risky we're




26

00:02:09,139 --> 00:02:11,640

new at this the cow would be under




27

00:02:11,840 --> 00:02:13,830

stress moving into a new environment the




28

00:02:14,030 --> 00:02:15,960

calf would be under stress we don't




29

00:02:16,159 --> 00:02:17,399

really know what we're doing it can be




30

00:02:17,598 --> 00:02:20,640

very involved you know some people have




31

00:02:20,840 --> 00:02:24,030

to restrain the cow and actually




32

00:02:24,229 --> 00:02:26,130

physically put the calf on the cow some




33

00:02:26,330 --> 00:02:28,649

people use scent cover up see cows don't




34

00:02:28,848 --> 00:02:30,599

really want to just take on any random




35

00:02:30,799 --> 00:02:32,939

calf they're they're linked together




36

00:02:33,139 --> 00:02:36,719

with sound with smell with touch and




37

00:02:36,919 --> 00:02:39,330

they'll only nurse their own calf




38

00:02:39,530 --> 00:02:42,219

normally




39

00:02:52,568 --> 00:02:54,810

then at the last minute we decided you




40

00:02:55,009 --> 00:02:56,730

know what we really are gonna go for




41

00:02:56,930 --> 00:02:58,770

this we're gonna do it we got this deer




42

00:02:58,969 --> 00:03:00,420

we brought him home we were kind of




43

00:03:00,620 --> 00:03:02,368

worried worried that it was just gonna




44

00:03:02,568 --> 00:03:05,790

be a disaster because worst case is the




45

00:03:05,990 --> 00:03:09,300

calf doesn't nurse and get sick and dies




46

00:03:09,500 --> 00:03:13,920

or we spend a whole week just fighting




47

00:03:14,120 --> 00:03:17,100

it and fighting it fighting and end up




48

00:03:17,300 --> 00:03:20,469

bottle feeding the calf




49

00:03:23,169 --> 00:03:26,969

we got the calf back into the barn we




50

00:03:27,169 --> 00:03:30,330

got the cow in the calf and the plan was




51

00:03:30,530 --> 00:03:32,100

initially just to watch and keep them




52

00:03:32,300 --> 00:03:34,710

very close but then I realized I can't




53

00:03:34,909 --> 00:03:37,740

sit and watch them all the time and I




54

00:03:37,939 --> 00:03:39,930

won't even know if he's nursing so I




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locked him up for about three or four




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hours and then I came back that first




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evening and I let him out and he walked




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out and he tried to nurse and she kicked




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him in the head and I thought oh gosh




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here we go and he tried to nurse again




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and she butted him off and I was just




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thinking we're we're in for it this is




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going to be such a hassle




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and then




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he didn't give up he tried to nurse




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again and she didn't do anything




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and I sat there for about ten minutes




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and just watched him nurse on his new




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mama I think that she realized that his




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mom wasn't there maybe I'm reading too




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much into it but I really think that's




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what happened he was bellowing he was




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hungry and she just something clicked in




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her head and she just let him so from




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that moment on he's been nursing




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perfectly it's kind of the miracle of a




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cow choosing to adopt a calf




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we thought might be just the disaster




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turned out in this case to be really




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easy for us we're so thankful for that




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and thankful that with our first




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experience of grafting a calf onto a




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mama cow that it went really well




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it's happening right now you can see it




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little beefsteak is nursing away




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greedily and mama Alice is standing




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perfectly still calm she's not kicking




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she's not butting him she's not




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objecting him she's not objecting to him




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nursing she's letting him nurse letting




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him feed and now they're both doing it




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we just feel so blessed with this cow




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for a couple reasons and not least among




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them is this that apparently she's a




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great nurse count because we didn't have




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to do anything to make this happen




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literally nothing we put him together in




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the barn and within just a few hours he




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was nursing and she had accepted them




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folks this has been another great day on




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the homestead thank you for joining us




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today and we'll see you in another video




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soon




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Our new Jersey family milk cow decided to adopt a baby calf like it was her own. Homesteading farm story...
 
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this is the miracle of a cow choosing to




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adopt a calf that's not her own




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when we got her cow the other day we




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made a bold and possibly stupid decision




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this was the decision we got a steer




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calf that didn't belong to Alice the cow




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that we bought we just brought him along




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this kind of change is very stressful on




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cows and not all mother cows will take




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on an extra calf to nurse well why did




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we do it we did it because in our whole




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home city experience the number one




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thing that was productive and




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cost-effective that we've done was




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raising a steer for beef




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we raised brownie out we raised him on




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grass and about four or five bales of




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hay and it was an incredible value and a




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huge amount of production from our small




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piece of land




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we went back and forth actually the days




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before we got the cow and we had decided




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completely against getting the steer we




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said you know it's just too risky we're




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new at this the cow would be under




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stress moving into a new environment the




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calf would be under stress we don't




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really know what we're doing it can be




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very involved you know some people have




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to restrain the cow and actually




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physically put the calf on the cow some




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people use scent cover up see cows don't




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really want to just take on any random




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calf they're they're linked together




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with sound with smell with touch and




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they'll only nurse their own calf




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normally




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then at the last minute we decided you




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know what we really are gonna go for




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this we're gonna do it we got this deer




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we brought him home we were kind of




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worried worried that it was just gonna




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be a disaster because worst case is the




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calf doesn't nurse and get sick and dies




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or we spend a whole week just fighting




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it and fighting it fighting and end up




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bottle feeding the calf




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we got the calf back into the barn we




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got the cow in the calf and the plan was




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initially just to watch and keep them




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very close but then I realized I can't




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sit and watch them all the time and I




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won't even know if he's nursing so I




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locked him up for about three or four




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hours and then I came back that first




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evening and I let him out and he walked




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out and he tried to nurse and she kicked




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him in the head and I thought oh gosh




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here we go and he tried to nurse again




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and she butted him off and I was just




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thinking we're we're in for it this is




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going to be such a hassle




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and then




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he didn't give up he tried to nurse




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again and she didn't do anything




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and I sat there for about ten minutes




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and just watched him nurse on his new




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mama I think that she realized that his




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mom wasn't there maybe I'm reading too




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much into it but I really think that's




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what happened he was bellowing he was




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hungry and she just something clicked in




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her head and she just let him so from




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that moment on he's been nursing




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perfectly it's kind of the miracle of a




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cow choosing to adopt a calf




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we thought might be just the disaster




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turned out in this case to be really




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easy for us we're so thankful for that




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and thankful that with our first




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experience of grafting a calf onto a




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mama cow that it went really well




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it's happening right now you can see it




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little beefsteak is nursing away




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greedily and mama Alice is standing




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perfectly still calm she's not kicking




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she's not butting him she's not




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objecting him she's not objecting to him




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nursing she's letting him nurse letting




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him feed and now they're both doing it




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we just feel so blessed with this cow




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for a couple reasons and not least among




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them is this that apparently she's a




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great nurse count because we didn't have




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to do anything to make this happen




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literally nothing we put him together in




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the barn and within just a few hours he




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was nursing and she had accepted them




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folks this has been another great day on




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the homestead thank you for joining us




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today and we'll see you in another video




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soon




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[Music]