Moo If You’re Ornamental


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!

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on February 3, 2008  

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    *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….


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

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

    And you look great on the tractor :thumbsup:

  3. 2-3

    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

    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!

  5. 2-3

    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

    But I don’t want to eat them!!

  7. 2-3

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

  8. 2-3

    Cream Puff and Taffy are so sweet!!!

    Wow! A 52 sighting!

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    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

    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

    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:

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    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.

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

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

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    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.

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