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Thursday, April 29, 2010
A Little Shopping Trip
Yesterday afternoon Cadence and I went on a road trip to check out a couple of Craigslist ads : one for a small commercial convection oven and one for a family milk cow. We didn't fall in love with the oven, but we did fall in love with the sweet cow. She is a small Jersey-Shorthorn cross and extremely friendly. She'll stand still to be milked in the field without even being tied up. She is giving about 4 gallons a day, more than enough for us!
She knows her name - Lafonda - and comes when called. Her owners have a livestock trailer and will deliver her to us on Sunday --I'll let you know how our our first milking adventure goes.
In September 2008, we dived into our dream of creating a small, sustainable farm. Neither of us has previous farming experience, but we have enthusiasm and many ideas for this little 10-acre farmstead.