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Meet Florabelle

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Finally, my farm girl dream has come true – we have a COW! I’ve wanted a cow for a long time – we have chickens, we have meat rabbits, we have an orchard, blueberries, and a garden – so a cow seemed to be logically the next addition.

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We had thought about getting goats pretty seriously (or, rather, seriously enough for my mom to buy a pair of pink Hunter boots) but decided that this was not the right year. But then earlier in March, my granddad went to a conference/fair/expo that had a lot of different classes about various things in farming, homesteading, and sustainability. One of the classes was on cows; entitled The Return of the Family Milk Cow.

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Well, the teacher of the class must have been a remarkably good propagandist because Granddaddy got home and decided we needed a cow.

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Aaaaaannnnd….granddaddy got his cow. Miss Florabelle is two years old and she is pregnant with a calf! Her due date is October 8th, so not too far away from now :) I will be the designated milker, although I do hope I’ll do a better job than Lucy 😉

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Right now I am learning how to lead her and having her get used to me as we’ll definitely be seeing a lot of each other in the coming months!

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