I've been looking up at the pasture every time I'm near a window, but Belle and Stewie have been lying down or standing next to one another eating from the hay bale every time. No rear end sniffing, no mounting attempts, no heightened energy levels from what I can see.
Today is day 21 since Belle was AI'd. I think it took!
I'm planning on turning her into my second milk cow, as she is half Holstein, half Piedmontese. She should produce some really nice beef calves for us, too. This time around, she was bred to Jersey with sexed semen, so in all likelihood I will have a heifer for sale in the future. After this we will breed her to Angus for beefier calves.
I'm looking forward to having a steady supply of milk. Buttercup has been dry since mid December and I'm going through raw milk and cheesemaking withdrawal BADLY!