I found a fun and educational game in my email today. Play it a couple of times and you'll know a lot more about geography. Click HERE if you'd like to try it.
We went to look at a couple of Jersey cows yesterday evening. One is bred to a Jersey bull, one to an Angus. They're about half the price of the one at a dairy in Iowa, but they are also a lot older, and grade cows, rather than registered. I am praying for guidance as I try to make a decision. The thought has also occured to me that I have to squat to milk a cow, and it's pretty much physically impossible for me to squat... and very painful.
It's rather strange anyhow, my wanting a Jersey cow, since they are a dairy breed. I don't really care about the milk. I just love the breed! But like it or not, it will be necessary to milk a cow, at least for the first couple of months; because a dairy cow gives more milk than her calf can possible consume, until it gets to be six or eight weeks old. Perhaps my praying will lead in the direction of not getting a Jersey at all, although that isn't what I expected. Maybe common sense will reign. Or maybe not.