Cinny (Sweetie, Cinnamon, Christmas) is struggling with a sore udder. Her left front and back quarter are terribly swollen. We have milked her out this morning, and again this evening. We called the vet early today and expect him sometime this evening. We don't see any signs of mastitis: the milk is clear and clean. The bag, however, is ultra large. It's swelling at it's best. The right side is fine, lovely, normal and June is taking good care of it.
I'm not a vet, but I am hopeful that he has a treatment for swelling that will instantly make everything normal for Cinny and us. All we can do is keep her milked off for now and keep her comfortable.
June is having a blast, hanging out with mom in the barn. The hens come in and she moos at them, jumps and kicks her back feet. A very healthy little heifer. I'm thankful for that. I also have no doubt that our care and the vet will get Cinny back to perfect health very soon too!
In the meantime, 5 of our 25 eggs have hatched. We have 3 yellow and 2 black baby chicks peeping in the basement. Happy happy joy joy! Springtime on Cedar Lane Farm is wonderful, even if there are bumps along the way. Kind of like life, eh?