The cows came here just 3 months ago. One by one they left us. Ernie was killed for beef. Emma died a few weeks after she arrived, probably of old age. Miranda sold Josephine and Eyenstein and yesterday, Nina, who has been sick for 3 weeks, died too.
the day Nina arrived
Monte built a milking stall and Nina loved it.
she was so lovely
Bessie was born at the end of April
Nina got sick, possibly due to poor nutrition. Miranda gave Nina to us on the night she got sick, which was a mixed blessing. Monte has cared for her so much. A week ago she was nearly put down but she kept improving and Monte was becoming quite attached!
Yesterday she walked on her own. It was such an achievement. Although she was wobbly, she seemed to like using her legs again. She still didn’t look very well, but we were pleased about how much she had improved. Unfortunately she fell down when we were out yesterday. She couldn’t get up, and when cows lie with their heads lower than their stomachs they die very quickly. She did try to get up but she couldn’t, and we are so very sad.
We still have Bessie, who is hand reared and will make a lovely house cow. We have Mr T, of whom Miranda has given 3/4 to us, and who will be very yummy.
Bessie: a lovely house cow for Fangorn Farm
Nothing in life is meant to be easy and I suppose that this is all part of our adventure. The road is often bumpy but it can also be quite smooth, can’t it – surely?