Moo-ving on Up
So, lookee what we put in our empty barn!
We went on Monday and rescued these 2 from a pretty junk-filled place in High Point. Two Jersey cows, both of them pregnant and ready to calf in Dec/Jan or thereabouts, according to their previous owner. They were fenced in with about 5 Angus beef cows, and the pasture was a junk yard, literally, with mud everywhere. Nothing green in sight, except maybe an old oil barrel laying around there. Fed only bag feed.
The girls named them Bessie (the lighter one) and Julie (the dark-faced one.) We took them out to pasture yesterday for a couple of hours and they were some happy cows! Ate until they couldn't eat anymore. We have to halter break them; they're pretty unused to any contact. We're keeping them in the stalls and taking them out only a few hours a day until they're settled in and trained to us.
Can't wait until they calf. Oh, fresh raw milk!!! And thick rich cream, and butter, and whipped cream, and creme fraiche and buttermilk and ice cream and sour cream... :-)