Let me start by saying, I have a varied set of interests, and when I heard a local farm had a newborn calf in residence I knew I had to get in on the action! Now cows are not the most active animals on the farm but mere words cannot explain the excitement I felt when I crossed the farm and stepped into the barn. My first introduction was to Gus and Ada and I have to admit, I wasn’t sure if they were horses or big cows. Don’t judge. Comparatively speaking it’s easier to tell the difference when you get a closer look. Horses. Yes, they were definitely horses.
Next I met Blossom (heifer no babies), Daisy (cow named after the flower), Lilly (cow and my new BFF) and Dazey (cow named after the butter churn). Alongside Dazey, was her beautiful yet to be named calf who is lovingly pictured above. His tangle of legs, snugly brown color and big soulful eyes had me wondering — could I live and work on a farm full-time? I mentioned this to my guide and she replied, “After reading your BLOG, you could probably do anything” and that’s the point, I CAN do anything. I can take an hour off and witness the beauty that is a cow. So while it wasn’t a far-flung adventure, it did offer a great sense of accomplishment and joy.
What did I do you might ask? I milked Lilly but that’s a story for another time…
Have a great week!