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New arrival

The morning after she arrived - 13th December 2009

This is Chloe, she is a two month old New Zealand Friesian. She was born two months early when her twin died causing her mother to go into toxic shock. She was rescued by a farm hand who took her home and nursed her back to health. 

Now that she has out grown their home and eaten all their grass she has come to live with us. She is very friendly, and not surprisingly likes the company of people. She is still being bottle feed but will soon be weaned.

At the moment she is living with Maud for company, but is not sure what to make of her. When she is fully grown she will be our house cow but for now she is just like a new-born teddy!

Cows & Milk

Primrose’s calf has now gone, he’s been sold, so we’re milking her again now.

Her milk is lovely; she is a Jersey cross so her milk has a yellow-y colour to it from all the cream and butter fats. Her calf hasn’t been nice to her udder and it is covered in cuts and sore patches, but she is mostly being very good about being milked.   

The Dexter’s have also been sold which makes the cow field so much nicer, they were both very nice cows and good at rearing their calves but they did bully Sunshine and Primrose badly and weren’t really suited to our set-up. 

Primrose was bottle feed from about six weeks old and has a very quite nature any way, and Sunshine’s a naturally friendly and nosy nature as well.  

Between Primrose and Amber (middle-sisters goat who is the only one being milked) we’re getting about 5 and a half liters of milk a day.