milk about 12 cows year round. This is our roster of milking
cows as of May 2013 - check back for updates as heifers
graduate into the milking herd and older cows retire.
to Adelia, Abby has the same white sport, but a much
larger frame. She suffered from a twisted stomach in
the winter of 2013, but thanks to a skillful surgery
performed by our vet, she is still with us today.
of the first calves born on our farm, Adelia is now 7
years old. Although she is a small cow, her seniority
in the herd makes her think she runs the farm!
dad, Carl, was jealous that the women in his family
were getting cows named after them, so we names Carla
after him. She is a carbon copy of her mother, Clover,
one of our first 4 cows.
for our friend Mike at Mu Mu Muesli, Michelle joined the
milking herd in the spring of 2013. Learning to be milked
can be a challenge for some heifers, but Michelle has
been easy to work with so far.
picture, taken in 2010, shows Ida as an adolescent.
She's a milking cow now, so she's a little bit bigger,
but she still acts like a teenager.
five year old cow, Gert has a "unique" personality.
That's a nice way of saying that she is stubborn and
mean, and likes to kick Meg. Thankfully, she tolerates
arrived on the farm in January of 2009. She is a solid,
calm, kind cow who keeps to herself and produces a full
bucket of milk twice a day.
of Nora, one of our all time favorite cows, Ellen is
not the bravest cow in the herd, but she is very outgoing
with dogs - especially our golden retriever.
to Rosie, Nadia also got their mother's red coat. She
is a quirky, inquisitive cow who is always first on
the scene when visitors come by.
in the winter of 2006, Rosie is a picture perfect cow
with a red coat. She has a full set of horns, and show
knows how to use them with her peers, but thankfully
she does not use them on us.
Sally is the kindest cow in our barn. She is a three-quarter
cow, which means that one of her teats does not produce
milk, but that doesn't stop her from making lots of
milk from the other 3.
most cunning cow, Sara is a beauty, but she's also a
stinker! Sara is quick on her feet and has let us on
more than one "wild cow chase" around the