We also have a new milk cow, although she is not *ours*, but we are keeping care of her and milking her.
Valentine belongs to my farmer neighbor. She calved a little over a week ago and lost her calf to the elements. She had no problem calving and she is young and sound. Because my neighbor doesn't have time to milk a cow, he offered for me to keep her. This was perfect timing since my cows are getting low in production and I am making lots of cheese these days.
Valentine is a large cow, especially compared to my other ladies, but she is super nice. In fact we joke that she is half cow, half hound dog.
She really took to Devin over the weekend and follows him around until he scratches her neck.
She's a welcome addition to the farm, and we are really enjoying her milk! Now, if we could just get spring to arrive early!
Happy Hump Day Ya'll!