I walked outside early one morning and saw a dark lump lying on the snowy ground and I was very happy to see the little lump alive! Soon everyone was up and out and admiring the cute little guy. Apparently, Mom knew, without seeing him, that he was a he and that he was to be named Gabriel, going along with our alphabetical naming of the cows. The snow was a boon, and Gabriel stayed relatively clean and happy. We hurriedly built a shelter for him, (see domed tarp shelter below) and he has adjusted to the cold quite well. In the bottom left picture he is one day old, and we put a halter on him as kitty (Speckles) watches attentively from under the hay tarp.
Josh: Founder, father