The other day I got an email from my former milk customer who bought Coco's heifer, Dulce. She had a baby girl! Can you believe little Dulce, remember Dulce and Carmelita? She is now a mamma cow!
Then Rachel told me that Priscilla had her baby! Priscilla went to live with Mr. Hill, next door to the Thomas's.
A couple of weeks ago David sent me a picture of Coco and Mary and the two sheep. I wanted to cry.
Their son was combing the wool of one of the lambs and their daughter was cuddled up next to Mary, the heifer, in their beautiful green pasture.
Such a sweet picture. How could I be sad, thinking of those animals being loved so dearly by our former milk customers???
Dave told me he hoped to get Coco bred soon.
I wondered if she might already be bred, and if so, when would that surprise baby arrive? Well, this evening I got a picture of the surprise baby! A beautiful little heifer, just like her big sisters, Mary and Carmelita. Duncan sure did a good job! And so did Coco.
I marvel when I remember back to that day I bought Coco and baby Priscilla, not knowing the slightest thing about cows. How we learned to milk. To make cheese and butter and yogurt. How so many people were able to drink such a wonderful harvest off the grass of our farm.
And now, several of those folks who enjoyed our milk have learned to take care of their own cows and are learning to milk and will begin to learn to make butter and cheese and yogurt and be educated about mastitis and good hay and pasture, turning their grass into good food.
Life is rich, isn't it?
PS I will be getting my 3 gallons of raw milk and pint of cream, butter and some buttermilk from my farmer Sally tomorrow. So thankful for her and her cows...