Finally our first Dexter girl Geranium has some company of the bovine type. Three of them looked very comfortable together from the first moment.
|L-R: New calf Hazel, new cow Dora and Geranium doing what cows do best|
A good neighbour knew that I was in search of another and found an add in the paper for Dexter cows with calves at foot. In less than a week - a flash in stock buying time - we inquired, visited and today have welcomed them to Highfield.
The new cow and calf are remarkably calm and Geranium is content. Suddenly Geranium doesn't want to know me - today she doesn't want a pat and she doesn't want to lick my hand. It's ok Gerry, I understand, I am not a cow...
The new cow was named Clarisse by her previous owners, the calf hadn't been named. We've decided to rename the new girl and we will call her Dora, a good name for a cow we feel, her calf is Hazel - Dora and Hazel are two of The Lad's great aunts. Dora needs a bit of feeding up, I am sure that she will enjoy our green grass.
I will give the newbies some time to settle in, then I'd like to try to milk Dora. I think you can see how huge her udder is? And then some cheese making!
Enjoy your new home and it's grass new girls, I am sure Geranium is helping you to feel at home.