Moo If You’re Ornamental

Feb
3

This is Lonnie. He’s a real farmer. And that’s Londa. She’s a real farmgirl.





These are real cows.





Lonnie: The black ones are Angus. The white ones are Charolais. Some of them are mixed.


Me: Which ones are the ornamental cows? I want an ornamental cow for my meadow.

Lonnie: What?





Mother Cow: There is a disturbance in the force.





Me: Would you like to be my ornamental cow?

Mother Cow: Let’s get out of here.





Mother Cow: HURRY! She’s following!!





Me: Fine. Go. I’ll settle for driving this big macho tractor.





Okay, I can’t really drive a tractor.





Black and White Cow: Stop looking at me. I’m not an ornamental cow, either.





Mother Cow: She’s back. She’s stalking us.





Mother Cow: Get moving!

Me: Fine. Just fine! I like these fluffy Charolais cows better anyway! Look! Two sweet babies!





Me: Do you want to be my ornamental cows? C’mon…. I have sweet hay! I’ll call you Cream Puff and Taffy and I’ll let you dot my meadow. :heart:

Lonnie: Cream Puff? Taffy?

Me: Shhhhhh.





They’re thinking about it!

Comments Leave a Comment
Share: |    Subscribe to my feed Subscribe
Posted by Suzanne McMinn on February 3, 2008  

More posts you might enjoy:






Sign up for the Chickens in the Road Newsletter




Comments

16 Responses | RSS feed for comments on this post

  1. 2-3
    5:34
    am

    :rotfl:

    *I* want the two Charlais babies!

    Great shots, Suzanne. I especially like the close-up of two aforementioned Charlais calves and the scenic shot of the Angus mum with her calf, the fields and hills in the background. Wonderful! I’m so envious of your “winter.” *SIGH*

    BTW, are the cattle being raised for beef? Angus are for beef, that much I know. (Lots of Angus raised for beef in the province of Alberta.) Maybe you can rescue Cream Puff and Taffy before they end up as steaks on a plate….

    -Kim

    P.S. Yeah…Who is “54?” Enquiring minds want to know!

  2. 2-3
    10:42
    am

    Cream Puff and Taffy are too cute! Great close up shot of them!

    And you look great on the tractor :thumbsup:

  3. 2-3
    10:54
    am

    Great photos!

    I think that you should get a beat up old tractor and put that ornamentally in your field. I think it would be less work. And it would be nicer to you than those stuck up mama cows. They just don’t know what their missin’.

  4. 2-3
    11:17
    am

    So, were you really calf shopping? How much pasture do you have? The Charlais would match the color of sheep, wouldn’t they?

    Oh and I wanted to tell you a little of my experience with goats. I have 3 friends who own them and I’ve goat-sat for them, even helped deliver a kid while they were out of town. The goats that are the prettiest and most friendly are the Nubian, which have the long droopy ears. My friends used them for milk. Did you know that goat milk is already homogenized? You can pasteurize it if you want to, but they don’t. Between your goat and sheep, you could make some killer feta cheese!

    Good luck with all your animal shopping!
    BW

  5. 2-3
    11:47
    am

    I like the names Taffy and Cream Puff. :cowsleep:

    Great pics. Gotta love a John Deere tractor. Ahem, I live in the country so I like tractors. Hee hee.

  6. 2-3
    12:16
    pm

    But I don’t want to eat them!!

  7. 2-3
    1:29
    pm

    We used to raise Charlais, only they never got thick hair like that.

  8. 2-3
    3:30
    pm

    Cream Puff and Taffy are so sweet!!!

    Wow! A 52 sighting!

  9. 2-3
    3:37
    pm

    Cream Puff and Taffy will not like those names when they weigh 800-1000 pounds! But they sound cute while they are calves.

  10. 2-3
    4:06
    pm

    Hello 52 :catmeow: “could possibly be my sister” – teasing us just like Suzanne :lol:

    Love the cows and it was worth the downloading :mrgreen:

    Suzanne – you got mail :wave:

  11. 2-3
    6:09
    pm

    Hello 52! :wave: We want more stories and details. :yes:

    Since you don’t plan to eat them, I think you should get the Charlais babies. They are too cute! :cowsleep:

  12. 2-3
    8:05
    pm

    LOL! I once ask my uncle if they made cows that didn’t have babies or give milk. He looked dumbstruck. Then :rotfl: I was serious. We have 10-acres with the bottom land pasture and I wanted a few cows to put in the pasture that I wouldn’t have to worry about milking or pulling calf’s in the middle of the night. LOL!

    Uncle then reminded me that i’d need a bull for the baby part. I’m not having a bull cow. :mrgreen:

    Good luck in the search of your ornamental cow.

  13. 2-4
    10:54
    am

    *moves head* Their eyes sort of follow you, don’t they?

  14. 2-4
    11:56
    am

    Adorable!!!! I ♥ ornamental cows. :) :cowsleep:

  15. 2-9
    10:44
    am

    Suzanne, If you are only wanting an ornamental cow, what about choosing one from the Conservation Priority Livestock Lists. These are the livestock breeds that are either critical, endangered, vulnerable or at risk. On our Canadian list, my two favorites are the Dexter(vulnerable), a smaller dual purpose breed, and the White Park (critical), which to me are just plain beautiful. Just a thought.

Leave a Reply

Registration is required to leave a comment on this site. You may register here. (You can use this same username on the forum as well.) Already registered? Login here.

Discussion is encouraged, and differing opinions are welcome. However, please don't say anything your grandmother would be ashamed to read. If you see an objectionable comment, you may flag it for moderation. If you write an objectionable comment, be aware that it may be flagged--and deleted. I'm glad you're here. Welcome to our community!

Daily Farm










If you would like to help support the overhead costs of this website, you may donate. Thank you!



Sign up for the
Chickens in the Road Newsletter







The Slanted Little House

"It was a cold wintry day when I brought my children to live in rural West Virginia. The farmhouse was one hundred years old, there was already snow on the ground, and the heat was sparse-—as was the insulation. The floors weren’t even, either. My then-twelve-year-old son walked in the door and said, “You’ve brought us to this slanted little house to die." Keep reading our story....






Today on Chickens in the Road


Join the Community in the Forum

Search This Blog



Calendar

November 2019
S M T W T F S
« Sep    
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930


Out My Window

Walton, WV
35°
39°
Fri
41°
Sat
46°
Sun
Weather from OpenWeatherMap


I Love Your Comments

I Have a Cow


And she's ornery. Read my barnyard stories!





Entire Contents © Copyright 2004-2019 Chickens in the Road, Inc.
Text and photographs may not be published, broadcast, redistributed or aggregated without express permission. Thank you.

Privacy Policy, Disclosure, Disclaimer, and Terms of Use

Contact