Sunday, December 5, 2004

About the Jersey Cow

                      

As I was dusting and cleaning, I realized I hadn't told anyone what I decided about the Jersey cow I was dreaming of recently.

That little cow I found in Iowa is exactly what I want... except for the stage of lactation she is in.  She's not been "fresh" very long (when a cow has a calf and starts milking again, it's called "freshening") so she is in rather heavy production, and I wouldn't be getting her calf along with her to help take all that milk.  That means I'd have to milk her twice a day.  I leave for work shortly after 5 AM, so you can imagine how early I'd have to do the morning milking.  She isn't re-bred, either.  So, I accept the fact that the time isn't right.  At least I know where a Jersey cow can be found, when I'm ready; and who knows, maybe by then I'll "get over it". 

3 comments:

csandhollow said...

You know as well as I do there is no "getting over it"!

plieck30 said...

Those jerseys can sure have some big bags, can't they? Hope you get it if you really want it. Paula

krobbie67 said...

Hmm...I never thought that there was much of a difference between a milk cow and a beef cow. It amazes me how different they all are. When I lived in PA we lived up the hill from a dairy farm. I used to go down there when the cows were in the barn waiting to be milked and pretend like they were a choir and pretend like I was the director. LOL funny thinking about that now. My stepfather has cattle but I guess those are considered beef cattle. No milking to be done there. I like to go with him when he feeds them so I can get pics of them. They are amazing beasts. :-) ---Robbie