When we got Mali Moo, we thought our next cow would be her calf (which is due in March). We had no idea that the universe had other plans for us…but when the universe presents us with opportunities, we try to just go with it. And so far, that plan has been working for us!
So when the universe said “Hey, want another cow?!,” we quickly agreed and brought home a playmate for Mali.
Gracie is 7 years old and is a Guernsey like Mali. They have spent some time getting to know each other and are learning to share their hay and grass. Gracie calved in November so as soon as we got her we had to dive right into milking! We milk Gracie each night, and all of us have taken turns, even the kiddos!
We tried milking by hand a couple of times, but since Gracie is used to a machine (and that machine is super quick!) we’ve resorted to using the milk machine for her. Once Mali calves we’ll probably hand milk her since she’s never been exposed to the machine.
Gracie is very friendly and likes to look at us through the window. She calls out to us and loves when we give her attention. Sometimes, she does tricks without even realizing it!
It’s like she’s saying, “Hey! Check out the size of my udder!”