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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Cows

At the moment we have 6 lovely cows.They are due to give birth on the next full moon.They are young friesian milking cows,black and white and one jersey cow.They are so soft and warm.On cold mornings they lick each other and all stand together when theres a cold wind and protect each other.I love to watch them.Their bellies are swelling day by day and they make soft mooing noises when they see me coming with some bread to feed them...Im happy to have these milking cows cos the worst part about raising stock is when they have to go off to the freezing works and I hear them being herded onto the truck and hear their fear..Im not into that so now the stockbroker knows to just give me cows that are allowed to live.Ive past naming them cos thats sad.
Im getting so excited at the thought of little calves and they will be born next week.Cows are such good mothers.They lick their babies and warm them with their breath.They are patient and dont get angry with their off spring.They are full of love.Its so nice to watch the cycle of life happening around me.

posted by butterflies @ 10:40 AM

23 Comments:

At 12:18 PM, Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Show us some pics of the new babies when they come. Hi! just passing by from Dr. JOhn.

 
At 1:07 PM, Blogger Joe & Karen said...

What a beautiful letter Butterflies! It always makes me feel better to see a mommy with her baby, when she adores that baby. I'm sure cows are wonderful too.
Joe was very grateful for your support, Thank You.

 
At 2:06 PM, Blogger Polar Bear said...

wow, there's this whole other side to cows that I haven't seen before, or experienced! But then again I don't get up close to them much.

Occasionally, when I get out of my car in the parking lot, I catch a whiff of them, as the land around the parking lot are farmlands.

 
At 5:11 PM, Blogger Betty said...

I have never lived on a farm so I only get to see cows at the fair. Friends of ours have cows. They do seem to be patient.

 
At 5:56 PM, Blogger Chana said...

only the kindest heart could make me feel that much emotion when writting of cows...you truly see love, life and beauty in all. how wonderful! you are wonderful!

i can't wait for those babies now too. i can't wait to imagine your smile at the joy. i will be happy just knowing that their birth will bring you happiness..

thank you for helping me to see the beauty in everything..

i send you many hugs to you and James.

 
At 9:37 AM, Blogger Moobear said...

I am very familiar with cows but never could get no milk out when I was trying to be taught to milk in the early morning hours. When my mama would be in the hospital for periods of time we would stay with our Aunt and Uncle who lived on a farm, worked tobacco, logging and of course had cows. I was made to go with my cousin every morn at 5 to milk the cows. No laying in the bed at their house. Carolyn tried to teach me to milk, but all the pulling I did, produced no milk.
Find your blog very interesting.
Keep up the good work.
God Bless!

 
At 6:13 PM, Blogger Chana said...

...thank you. thank you. thank you. i'm so hurt. i hate it. it hurts. i don't want to hurt anymore. i don't want to care. i wanna just shake it off and believe in myself. i can't do it. i try. i have all my yrs so far. i want to know that i'm good regardless of what they think. i want to believe that in me. i don't want to doubt. it affects me to the bone. i want to not care...

and i'm mad as this is stupid. the tears, the hurt, the sad. it's a waste of time. it won't get me anything but the massive headache i already have.

there is a world out there with wars, and kindapped kids. hunger and thrist and i'm crying like a baby. for what? something i don't want to admit but i have always known. how stupid and such a waste.

see, the blog world grounds me. takes me from my petty self to the real suffering out there.

and then there is pain like yours that are real and worthy of time. Unfortunately.

....sorry. sorry B...my junk is trivial and not worth any more time.
i have to grow up. i have to for myself and my kids. they deserve better.

 
At 12:01 AM, Blogger jafabrit said...

It is a beautiful thing to watch nature, be with it, smell it, touch it. How lovely to be able to watch the calves come into this world and watch them grow.
visiting from dr.johns today and I wanted to say hi.

 
At 12:32 AM, Blogger Betty said...

Came from Dr Johns so I commented already.
On the news last night out dairy farmers commented on how the heat is hard on the herds.

 
At 1:31 AM, Anonymous andrena said...

never been around cows...I'm a city girl, so kinda afraid of farm animals...especially chickens...they used to chase me at my grandfather's farm...
btw..dr john sent me!

 
At 1:35 AM, Blogger Chana said...

send by Dr. John..lol...i love you. thank you again. i am keeping busy with today's marathon so i'm not crying anymore, yuppiii...don't worry.

 
At 1:55 AM, Blogger kristi said...

Baby cows are so adorable. You will have to post pictures of them when they are born.

I am here via Dr. Johnspage

 
At 6:11 AM, Blogger Catch said...

The cows sound so cute...can we see a pic of them when they are born? Im here from Dr John

 
At 6:46 AM, Blogger Cindy said...

I miss my cows and calves! I grew up on a farm, married a farmer, worked on farms and now I drive a bus. All of our cows on the farm where I grew up had names and they all had very unique personalities. There was Granny, Bea, Bright Spot, Crazy Face, Flame, Nell...and each name brings back memories...Dr. John sent me.

 
At 7:39 AM, Blogger Margaret said...

Sent by Dr. John. I never owned cows or had visited them until recently. We live near Bethesda Boys Orphange and Ranch here in Savannah, Ga.

The first time I saw a full grown cow romp and get playful, I stopped eating burger. No more for me. They are so sweet. No wonder Hindu's love 'em.

-Margie

 
At 7:41 AM, Blogger Doll House Stories said...

Hi cool nice blog From Dr.johns Crazy Object b.

 
At 8:19 AM, Blogger Bella said...

Awwww the poor cows. It would break my heart to have to hear their fear when being loaded on the truck. :(

It's great to read that your six lovely cows are giving birth to babies. That must be exciting.

I had no idea that they are great mothers. A nurturing species.

I wonder if Dr. John likes cows. I should ask him.

 
At 11:17 AM, Blogger Gingers Mom said...

I've never been around cows, but I like em.
Dr. John sent me

 
At 11:40 AM, Blogger Stacy said...

I love cows! Post pictures when the babies arrive, please?
Here from Dr. John's.

 
At 4:24 PM, Blogger Nea said...

There is nothing more serene or beautiful than watching the cows in the field with their babies. They have the softest noses. I used to milk the cows early in the morning when it was so cold you made smoke with your breath, and I would lay my cheek against the cow and practically fall asleep. I am glad your cows are for miltch....I don't like to think of them being killed either.

 
At 4:25 PM, Blogger Nea said...

I forgot to mention, I found my way here via of Dr. John's marathon. Glad I did.

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger Dr.John said...

I was raised on a farm with a few cows, chickens, turkeys, geese and some pigs. I remember waiting for the calf. Memory is such a wonderful thing. I pray for you every day.

 
At 11:43 AM, Blogger Snidget said...

Hope you are doing well Butterflies... the cows sound so great... My great grandfather had a farm with one cow... I remember how I liked to pet her nose :)

 

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