Monday, December 8, 2014

OUR WORLD - New Arrivals


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

BLISS


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.

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23 comments:

  1. jerseys are beautiful cows. i hope both prosper and grow!

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  2. Oh, yes Jerseys are beautiful cows and how cute these two are!! I love your pics for the day and thanks for the smiles!! Have a great week!!

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  3. So lovely, and providing a great food supply as well. Have a great week.

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  4. They really do look like short-necked giraffes.

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  5. They are so cute at this stage. How wonderful that you will enjoy their milk in times to come. Nothing better than fresh milk.

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  6. Oh how cute! They are adorable.. Such sweet faces and eyes.. Great shots, enjoy your week!

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  7. Oh how sweet they are. They will be nurtured and loved by your family and reward you with yummy milk and by products. Thanks for visiting my post today Arija. I hope you're keeping well. Blessings Jo

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  8. ♥ Awww they're so adorable I love Jersey's they're just too cute lucky you. ♥

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  9. Congratulations! A big blessing...and to be able to watch them grow! They are lovely...

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  10. Awwww so adorable! I smiled thinking of the milk, butter and cheeses you would soon have.

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  11. Oh my goodness they are so sweet! Lots of work, but I'm sure it's worth it now and definitely in the future!

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  12. Such beautiful beasties. Long may they (and you) live and prosper.

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  13. Tiny little things with big jobs ahead! Milk fresh from the cow - what a concept!

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  14. Oh, they are so precious! Enjoy their bounty!

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  15. Arija, we used to milk a Jersey cow, so I know how good and rich their milk is. I certainly hope you live long enough to enjoy their milk, and even longer! Maybe you will have milk from a calf's calf far down the road! I wish you all health and Happy Holidays there down under!

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  16. What sweet little beauties, and so delicate at this stage. Hoping they thrive along side with you. Hugs my dear one~

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  17. How delightful Arija ... jersey milk, cream and butter fresh every day!! and two cute pretty girls to care for,

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  18. What a splendid looking little calf.

    The walk was actually a bit of highlight of the trip back to the UK.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    Beijos Marie.

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