Monday, August 10, 2009

Udderly Obsessed

It's official. I'm cow crazy. I've got a powerful hankering that can't be denied. I need me a cow.


Not just any cow. A Minature Jersey Cow. Oh, you've no idea the longing I have for one of these. Much like I hankered for a child in my 30's, I think a cow will be the hankering of my 50's. I close my eyes and imagine how warm she would feel to the touch, and what she would smell like, and how we would frolic in the field while the soundtrack 'people let me tell you 'bout my beeeesssttt friend' is playing in the background. I would lay on her belly and read her poetry under a shade tree in the summer. Oh how we'd laugh and bond. I'd be the best milker in this county, I would.


I mean, seriously, look at these little things. I can't bear it! The only problem with getting a cow, is that I don't know what the heck I'm doing....and these little sweeties are between $3000 and $5000. I keep telling Glenco that this could be a wonderful new business venture for us......but he's not buyin'. He said 'I don't see it in the cards for you dear'.

Last night as the sun was setting I went out and shook my fists at the sky and declared "As God is my witness, I won't go without a cow long!!".



I've no idea who this lady is, but I want to be her. Yep, that's gonna be me in another 10 years. You mark my words!!


16 comments:

  1. Lol Great Post!! If I didnt have goats and love them so much I do believe I would feel the same way about the Mini Jerseys. I like Jersey cows to begin with But the Minis are too cute!! Maybe you could get a bottle baby for less.. You never know if you keep looking what may fall into your lap! Of course that may get heavy seeing how its a cow your looking for... So brace yourself!

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  2. LOL :) You go girl! Get you that cow! The babies are adorable! They look like chubby baby deer! I tinker with the idea of a milk cow too...not sure if I'll ever actually get one, but I'd be content living vicariously through you and your baby!

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  3. Tonia...thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! You are so lucky with goats....of course I want those as well. :-)

    Jennifer... I hope you do get to live through me vicariously. I'm about ready to knock on the nearest farmers door and ask if I can't help out with the cows. :-)

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  4. Great post! Track down a copy of One Man's Meat by E. B. White and read his essays (towards the end) about getting a cow on his Maine farm. He too was obsessed with his cow!! I agree with Tonia: keep your eyes open! You might be amazed at what ends up in the stall.

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  5. Tell Glenco you could provide him with homemade butter and cheese and tall glasses of fresh milk and umm ... custard and yogurt. I don't know how to make any of those things, but I'm sure you can learn! You'd be the Coop Keeper Milk Maid!

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  6. Great blog. We have an outstanding County Fair in Grass Valley CA and my favorite part is visiting the cows! I love them. They have so much personality! Great pictures. I am a new blogger and have a fun time visiting blogs. I love the sound of your life! Thanks. Dogwood

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  7. Jayme, you go get you a calf somewhere and raise it up. I milked a cow when I lived in Ga. It was great but I promise, you don't have to end up looking like that. :) I made friends with a guernsey in Fl. (the neighbor's) and she came to me everyday for a cookie or two. They ended up wearing her. I cried for days over that cow. And we took care of a goat in Pa. that was like a dog. She'd roam through the house making that noise they make. You bring out fond memories to me when I read your blog. Just one little calf wouldn't hurt. Those eyes will get you everytime.

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  8. April...thanks so much for the book recommendation...I like reading about other cow crazy people. :-)

    Jennifer....I could make all those things! That would be the plan. Goofy thing is, I've been reading all about it, and actually bought everything I need to make homemade mozzarella cheese this week. :-)

    Dogwood! Oh thanks for visiting my blog. Hope to see more of you and get to know you.

    Anonymous....you have such beautiful memories. You sound like you have such a kind spirit. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.

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  9. We have Brangus cattle but no milk cows. I considered getting a milk goat but changed my mind after trying Goats milk. I don't think I'd ever aquire a taste for it. I hope you get one just like the one pictured, it's a beauty!

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  10. Jayme, have you ever heard of a Dexford cow. They are the size of a regular goat if I remember correctly. Your hubby wouldn't know it was a cow. :) I had a friend who had a herd of them and they are adorable. It's a thought...

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  11. Carol...Welcome and thanks for visiting! I've never tasted goat milk, and it just doesn't sound appealing to me, so I'll take your word on that!

    Anonymous....hmmmmm....a Dexford you say?? I'll have to look into this pronto! THANKS!

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  12. Jaym, when is pie class? anon. daughter hehe

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  13. There are times when I just can't stand her. :)

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  14. I feel your pain, I want a mini jersey so bad!! Instead we recently signed up for a milk share program through a local farm that keeps a small herd of jerseys. My goal is to get very good at using the milk and then I won't have to worry about that part when I finally convince hubby to get us a cow.

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  15. I think you should go to your local dairy farm and pick yourself up a "bucket calf". Make sure they aren't sticking you with a heifer twin that had a bull in utero with her or else she is sterile and hince thus, NO MILK.
    But you can pick up a bucket calf for like $130-$200 bucks. Just feed her twice a day with a bottle and milk replacer and you will have the most bonded animal you could ever imagine for pennies on the dollar.
    If you have any questions email me. I raise about 15 a year.

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  16. Jayme, have you ever thought of talking to Roy Jungels about the calf? I'm not sure if they still have babies, but I don't think they have stopped raising them.
    Love you, Sandy

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