A little while ago my granddaughter purchased two
little 3 day old Jersey heifer calves
destined to be our milk supply in years to come.
Jersey mik has a higher fat content than other milkers
so, should I live so long, in three years time
we will be enjoying our own milk, cream,
sour cream, butter and a variety of cheeses
being so long legged, like giraffes,
they were still a bit wobbly on their pins
not sure whether she was playing 'hide and seek'
or feeling safer with support on both sides
whichever, she soon backed out again and joined her sister
a lot of bottle feeding at this stage but,
when they come into mild, we will have
enough milk to feed any number of orphaned lambs and calves
as well as supply the extended family.