I planted this tree on Sunday evening over the body of a calf we lost during birth on Sunday afternoon. Guernsey cows are easy birthers with problems only 5% of the time. This calf was born breach quickly but not quickly enough. I wish I had more experience to have been able to intervene sooner. The calf was a male. The cycle of life is much a part of life on the farm, we have to remember that.
So it seemed very fitting to me that the body of the calf will go on to nourish a tree. Her Mum, Helen May is doing well.