We paid the price for one of the loveliest cows I've ever owned; I didn't have to worry about another sterile animal, since she was bred. She turned out to have a personality to match her looks.
|I've only had her four years, but it seems like I've known her all my life.|
Two years ago I bought Jody from some folks who were buying healthy calves from a dairy and selling them. I couldn't believe there were Jersey (mostly Jersey) calves available! The same people usually have calves for sale for about a month in the spring and a month in the fall. I bought George and Grace from them last fall, and of course Penny this spring.
And now, if you type "Jersey" in the search feature on Craigslist, they are EVERYWHERE! I can't help but think a lot of the reason is that these folks have supplied the area with the healthy baby part-Jersey calves, many of whom are all grown up, like Jody. It doesn't take much to glut the local market, because people who want a milk cow are few and far between. Most of them don't know my secret of letting the calf run with mamma and only milking when you need some milk, and nobody wants to stay home and milk a cow twice a day.
|Seriously, don't you just want to run down to Holden and buy a baby?|
We were expecting to have two more horses on the property besides the two that already live here, but Adam's girl friend has made other arrangements for one of them until next winter. So there are three horses living here. Maybe it will rain, and I will be able to keep ALL my cattle for another year!