cow puja. By midmorning the cows had dried off enough to be painted.
Heifer International. We raised just over $100 for this cause - thanks, friends!
After the music and ceremony under the tent, we took a large platter of fruits, chard leaves, edible flowers, cow cookies and grain over to the cows. I expected we would stay on the people side of the fence, but all the children spontaneously burst through and began treating the cows. Happily, we have very mellow cows, especially LaFonda, who reveled in the attention and treats.
This photo makes me melt.
It was a wonderful celebration, Thank you to all of our friends, old and new, who helped make it such a success!
P.S. KSMQ Public television showed up and did some filming for their Farm Connections show! When it airs and is posted on YouTube I will post a link.