What is surprising is how quickly, easily and trouble-free (at least for us) this whole calving process has been. Aside from organising adequate feed, which at this end of the winter season has been a little touch and go at times, the births happened without us.
Both girls have been carrying a calf since they arrived, so when do you think our first calf was born? Yep, that's right, when I wasn't there. But that's no panic, as Dexters are re-known for many positive attributes, one being easy birthing. And further details about Dexters can be found in my earlier post Sustainable Cattle Called Dexter.
What is raw milk? Basically, it's milk straight from the cow, unprocessed (homogenised, pasteurised or contaminated in any way) and full of all it's original goodness.
I don't think Dexters are a fad that will come and go. I also don't believe they will become a commercial mainstay. But, I do believe they are a great option for our farm and many other farms like ours. I also believe they are a great choice for families freezers all around me ... and I will be working to convince them of that!