I went out at about 4.30pm to move the sheep into another paddock so that the cows had maximum access to the shade for Geranium's calving. Her estimated delivery date was the 28th so I thought I had a few days.
As I approached the giant Blakley's Red Gum where the sheep were resting, I saw Geranium with her new calf all freshly licked and shiny.
(Warning - lots of pictures of mother and calf.)
Geranium let me get very close and let me touch the new fella - all the work I had put into getting Gerry to trust me has paid off!
I spent ages with them watching Geranium care for the calf. It was hard to get good photos when they were in the shade and they are both black Dexters.
Being helped up.
Some of his first steps.
They spent the night outside the yards - they usually come in each evening. It was a bit hard to walk a long way for the little fella.
This morning the cows were hanging around in the long carex grasses that grow in the drainage lines - plenty of shade and hiding places for the calf.
The new babe is getting to know his mini herd. Welcome little one!