Ann Harrell, who lives in Catawba and sells her Creekside Creations photos at the Salem Farmers Market, shares these photos and news of the birth of a Thanksgiving calf:
“Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We did………the Thanksgiving turkey delivered Miss Rosie’s calf early that morning! Most of you know that Miss Rosie is our Jersey milk cow, who gives us delicious & rich milk that we drink as is & also churn into butter & buttermilk.
“We were told that Miss Rosie should calve on November 14 (although our vet told us it would be a week or so later) so we’ve been waiting for a while. We were hoping for a little heifer (female) calf that we could keep for a future milk cow. Well……..we received a little bull (male) calf. We named him Pilgrim since he came on Thanksgiving morning. He’s healthy, although his front legs & feet are a little crooked. He’s doing better, can now get up & down on his own & is even running & jumping a little. With all that rich milk, he’ll be growing like a weed!”