Monday, August 18, 2008

Oops, I did it again!

"Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks. Perhaps this person will never be disappointed or disillusioned; perhaps she won't suffer the way people do when they have a dream to follow. But when the person looks back-she will hear her heart" ~ Paulo Coelho
I have a tendency to plunge right into things, throw caution to the wind, let the chips fall where they may etc. etc. etc.. I could blame it on my parents who said you can do whatever you want! I could blame it on Cyndy who provided the first animals (rabbits) and started us down a sliperry slope! But it is actually my fault as I happened to marry a man who says "I am trying to make your dreams come true, one at a time" You gotta love him, but it would also help if one of us was a little more cautious. Where is the sound of reason when you need to hear it? Where is the person who should be smacking us upside our head saying..."Don't you have enough to do?" "Aren't you building a house?"
Well that person was obviously on vacation. #2 Son was off with the boy scouts and #2 Daughter is just as impulsive so she is of no help. So when we received a phone call Friday from a friend that said "I am at an auction and there is a Jersey heifer here. Didn't you want one of them? Do you want her?" I handed the phone off to the man who as I stated gives me what I want without any thought and Saturday before 8 AM we got...AnnaBellHaving grown up on a small dairy farm I have always wanted a cow. We grew up on raw milk, homemade butter and fresh cream. We primarily raised Holsteins and Herefords. I wanted a Jersey because they are the smallest but have the highest butterfat. So I do have some knowledge and I am not going into this totally blindfolded. It obviously will be a while before I will have raw milk but it is like planting an orchard....looking into the future.
She is quite the hog! I had a bottle that I didn't use for the sheep and we stopped and bought a calf nipple for it and milk replacer. Well she about dislocated my shoulder while I was stablizing it so she is now drinking from a bucket. Bottles might be cute but the bucket is injury free (so far). So off we go on another adventure.

4 comments:

finnsheep said...

She is gorgeous! I am green with envy!!!

cyndy said...

YAY!! Woot! Woot!!

So glad you finally got your milk cow!!!! She is a beauty!

May she give you many gallons...
and may she never be sold for magic beans....

Woot!! Woot!!! MOO!

Lorie M. said...

wow, now that's an interesting post! I love the pictures, and your sunflower banner is fabulous.

SIS said...

I know you fell for those soulful eyes. She is a gem. Well this just reinforces your nickname from your mother of "Mother Earth" daughter. Maybe I'll start looking up some more cheese recipes although there were some in the book you were looking at from Cyndy. What does your puppy think of his competition?