This spring and early summer, Codman Farm was fortunate to have eight new baby calves born on the farm. One of these births was a set of twins, which is a very unusual event as less than half of one percent of births result in twins. As is often the case with twin births, the mother cow rejected one of the calves and would not allow him to nurse. The calf quickly became weak and the farm staff realized the calf would need to be bottle fed in order to survive. Board member, DJ Mitchell and her two daughters took the reigns of the situation and recruited many friends throughout town to help bottle feed the new born calf, soon to be named, Mustache.
From July – October, volunteers arrived in the morning, and again in the evening to bottle-feed this growing, healthy calf. When school started in September, the call went out for more volunteers – thus, bringing in more passionate caregivers. All in all, about 20 people helped to sustain a young orphan calf. It was a remarkable summer for everyone involved, and a vivid reminder of how much Codman Farm really is a community farm!