Saturday, March 07, 2009

It's a lovely day in the neighborhood

Radishes are up!

Lettuce is up!

And the daughter's attitude is up because she has herself a "new" car.

I've been tilling and planting and checking the trees for buds.

I've come to a decision about my Jersey, Secret. This was suggested by Kelly from Georgia a long time back, and I never gave it any consideration. Yesterday, though, I got to mulling it over and realized Kelly might be have something.

I can't say whether the heifer is bred or not, but I originally bought her because I missed having a Jersey cow on the place, and I wanted to raise one on the bottle as a pet. I didn't really plan to milk her, once she had a calf. At least not any longer than I had to. I'm not a farmer; it would shock me to death if I ever had an animal that made me money these days. Come on, I have a HORSE, for heaven's sake. And a mongrel dog.

So if she isn't bred (I don't know yet if she is or isn't), what's the problem with my simply keeping her around as a pet? I can't think of a single reason. It'll be a little noisy every three weeks for a day or so, when she comes in heat; but otherwise she should be no problem.

Now that's a decision that ought to make anybody happy!


Anonymous said...

Well at least Secret can nourish your soul the way Meatloaf is nourishing your body. I would say that is a darn good deal.


Boy Mom said...

A pet cow? Very cool!

Love planting radishes, they make me feel like Gertie Green Thumb, unlike other veggies I plant.

Helen said...

I am glad that you decided to keep her. She has been a sweet pet for you to spend some time with. I have been wondering if you kept her or not. Good for you having things coming up in your garden. Good for your daughter getting a new car. Helen

Celeste said...

You could have her fixed or try AI

Pamela said...

I'm glad you are keeping her. I had thought that she was your pet from the beginning, so I was very surprised when you talked of getting rid of her. YAY!! We love Secret!

Sandra said...

Lucky you to have radishes coming up already. It finally started to melt here and now we are supposed to get about 10 more inches tomorrow... I don't think Spring is every going to come for us.... glad your keeping Secret, take some pictures when you can

Anonymous said...

Oh thank you!!!! hugs...Ora

Muhd Imran said...

Secret's out. You're keeping her as a pet? Yes!

Carlene Noggle said...

Oh thank goodness!!!! She will be a wonderful pet Donna!
love ya,

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I see no reason why you couldn't have a pet cow. That's great! I love seeing the seeds coming to life. Spring is going to get here after all! Have a great Sunday...I'm a day behind but catching up.