Mother Nature decided to deliver an early Valentine?s Day gift to one Bedford County family this year.
It did not, however, come in the holiday?s traditional pink or red packaging. This bundle was black and white and shaped like a calf. A calf, that is, with a perfect white heart marking an otherwise solid black flank.
?We were so excited about the new baby that we didn?t even notice it at first,? said owner Elizabeth Akenhead, describing the calf?s Jan. 16 birth. ?We thought the mom was only eight months along, so we weren?t expecting him until late February.?