A Milk Cow Named Daisy

For several years I have been trying to talk my husband into a milk cow, well it finally happened!  Yesterday we picked up Daisy and her calf from the dairy we get milk from.  They were selling her because she was not giving as much milk as some of their other cows (at 40+ lbs she gives plenty for us).

About two weeks ago, we had gotten a call from another 4-H family wondering if we would be interested in twin bull calves.  Their mother wasn’t giving enough milk to support them, so the owner was selling the calves and taking the cow to the sale barn.  We jumped at the chance to get them and soon had two Angus bull calves tamed down and nursing from a bottle.

Our idea in getting Daisy was to try to get the calves to claim her and for her to claim the calves.  In addition to milking her for our own use. I was prepared to spend several hours making this all happen.

I had no idea the blessings God had in store for us!  When we unloaded Daisy into the pen with the bottle calves (Bumper and T-Bone) I was shocked at what took place!  Bumper and T-Bone started nursing right away!  Daisy wasn’t so sure this was a great plan so she kept pacing around the pen and occasionally kicking at them but they were persistant.

This is Daisy, Oreo and T-Bone. By the time, I remembered to take a picture Bumper had already gotten his belly full and was laying down.

We are keeping the calves separated from Daisy except to nurse morning and night as we don’t want them to scour with so much milk.

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0 Responses to A Milk Cow Named Daisy

  1. Awww, fresh milk! Good for you Jen for being presistant and wearing down Scott. 🙂 We had a milk cow, Jenny was her name, for a while when we were really little. I still remeber going to the barn to watch Dad milk her and the quarts of cream we would get. We would take the cream to chruch and someone would buy it. The kids are going to love Daisy!

  2. Just found your blog and look forward to reading more. I really know NOTHING about farm life other than what I read in children’s fiction. But that was enough to give me this romantic attachment. I look forward to learning from you

  3. Tina says:

    Oh wow! How awesome! I want to be you when I grow up 😉 Miss you guys!!!!!

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