The City Girl Farmer


Meet Tiddles
September 17, 2010, 4:35 pm
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Tiddles

Tiddles is our new milk cow.  It was no small project adopting her!  I bought her from a dairy farmer in Wyoming.  She was supposed to have come in August but there were several delays and she ended up being a month late.  I hope the new mothers in my life will forgive the analogy but the whole process has really reminded me of having a baby.  She’s been here five days now and the day she was delivered all I could think about was when the cow would finally get here and of course, it took forEVER.  Once she was finally here, everything changed.  All of a sudden a few more hours each day are sucked out of my schedule as I figure out the new routine.  I’m sure that as the muscles in my hands become re-accustomed to milking we’ll shave some of the time off.   In the mean time, I feel somewhat overwhelmed.

I finally have a bit of extra milk, so it will be yogurt and cheese time very soon.  For now we have all the most creamy, delicious milk you could want to drink.   Thomas made coffee ice cream today and tried out the milk shake machine I inherited from our neighbor.  Mmmmm.  THAT’s why we do this.  It just doesn’t get any better.


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Milk from a real cow and coffee ice cream. Two of my favorite things. I am so happy for you, Rachel. welcome, Tiddles! (Where did the name Tiddles come from, dare I ask?)

Comment by teatimekitty

Now thats a really good looking cow.
Me and my daughter/son-n-law now have 2 Holstein steers that will be freezer ready in April and July 2011.
I’m now on the lookout for a Guernsey or a Jersey preferably with calf at side. 🙂 Believe it nor not milking will get easier with time.

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