The Girls


I love my cows.

And it’s a good thing because they’re sure a lot of trouble.


  1. tractor57 says:

    Cows are a lot smarter than some think and that is usually the root of the problem

  2. prvrbs31gal says:

    I looked quick and thought Glory Bee had a pacifier and I wondered if you’d photoshopped it in since she’s such a big baby. Then I realized it was NOT a pacifier 😉

  3. cricketjett says:

    I think your cows are beautiful!!!! I am hoping for a milk cow in the spring, if I can talk my husband into it. Wish me luck!!!

  4. whaledancer says:

    That’s a nice mother-daughter portrait. Glory Bee looks like a full-fledged adolescent heifer, not a baby anymore. She still looks like she’s looking for trouble, though, while BP is just lovely.

  5. JerseyMom says:

    Aren’t they all…? Horses in my case, but I wouldn’t trade them for the world because I love them just as you love BP and GB – even with no milk involved! I get to ride mine though 😀

    How does that anti-suckling device attach to GB’s nose???? Not a piercing, right??? And is it working? Do you get all the milk? (side note..if I get to come next fall then I want to bring home somebody’s unpasturized milk!!!)

    • Suzanne McMinn says:

      No, it’s not a piercing. There are little plastic balls on the ends of the thing that sticks in her nostrils and there is a nut that you tighten down. When you get it, it’s spread apart enough to put it in her nostrils then you close it up and tighten the nut down to keep it there. It isn’t piercing her or anything like that, and the plastic balls are soft enough not to hurt. Well, I’m sure she doesn’t LIKE it, but it’s necessary at this point to stop her and at least she gets to hang out with her mommy instead of being separated.

  6. Granny Trace says:

    What a great picture of two beautiful COWS!
    Love it.
    Granny Trace

  7. IowaCowgirl says:

    Is this their Christmas card photo?

  8. holstein woman says:

    They are so pretty. I think GB is going to be larger than her mom. I agree with IowaCowgirl, that the photo is a Christmas Card choice.

  9. gail says:

    Hi Suzanne, I was reading your dilema having cows and no bull BP not getting pregnant after several visits to a bull. I bought 2 18 mth old dairy cows this spring that had gotten bred to early. I have had some problems through the summer that we were able to work out. Then came breeding time, borrowed a bull from a friend. The bull walked over the top of the fence and it took 3 days to corral him ! He was seen on several trail cams during his hike. I am fortunate enough to have a vet that will AI and we started that process 9 days ago. They came in heat at the same time and he bred them yesterday. so far so good no one is riding the other this morning looks like we were successful. Of course we are going to preg check. It cost $85 for each cow. Maybe if you learn to AI and invest in the equipment you could AI for other homesteaders.that would be neat. Do you know how old BP is ? Good luck with what ever you decide. I understand I love my cows too, no matter how big of a pain in the neck they can be.

  10. joeyfulnoise says:

    Love the photo – Glory Bee looks like she has that ‘teenager’ attitude!

  11. wanda1950 says:

    They are beautiful. Can’t help feeling a little sorry for Glory Bee even though its gotta be done. I look forward to hearing about her antics.

  12. Barbee says:

    I rather like GB’s jewelry. She doesn’t look like the flower in her hair type of girl. Must be more like her dad than her sweet mom.

  13. marymac says:

    But they have such sweet innocent looking faces!!!

  14. Liz Pike says:

    Awww, yeppers, gotta love ’em in spite of themselves. I feel the same as JerseyMom, no cows, but feel the same about my horses! Someday I want a cow though. What’s one more right? it’s the potato chip theory…

  15. starmartin says:

    I have never seen an apparatus such as this in a cows nose. What is it used for?

    Aw…I read the previous comment before your comment. I assume to stop nursing her mother?

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