The City Girl Farmer


Meet Lilly (or Prisoner #1123)
November 28, 2009, 7:03 pm
Filed under: Cows

Lilly

Meet Lilly, the latest addition to City Girl Farm.  She is a Jersey cow who calfed a couple of months ago.  The calf died and she started moping and not eating.  She has been moved four times this year and had come to the dairy farm I got her from from a family who just had her for their personal use.  She went from being a pet to just being part of a herd and never really settled in.

I’m optimistic that we’ll get her up and running at full speed within the next few months.  She’s the kind of cow a dairy farmer needs to get rid of because  she’s producing about a third of what she should and eating the full amount.   A normal dairy operation simply does not have time to spoil one of the cows.  We, on the other hand, do!  And we’ll have fun doing it.  I’m having visions of Brie, Mascarpone, Ricotta, Quark, Butter…..and chicken feed. 🙂