Post by crazybarnyard on Sept 20, 2012 0:02:10 GMT -5
So... I'm an addict. I must be... to what? To animals! It started with dogs. I have 3 Australian Shepherds. Then I married a beef farmer and his cows became big pets. Then horses. I have 4. Then sheep... I have 3. Chickens? Oh, yes! Ducks! You betcha! Pigs? They're at my FILs farm, but I begged for them... better if we know what we arfe eating right? LOL!! And so... in comes Ashlynn. It all started with the price of milk. You see, I never imagined that milk came from anything other than a plastic jug! And then I started becoming "aware" as a parent, of the garbage in stuff in the grocery stores... so..... why not milk? My DH shook his head. He and his father used to milk cows for others for work... he try to deter me. I went above his paygrade:-) My FIL fell in LOVE with the idea! And we found sweet old 3rd lactation calm as an Eeyore Guernsey Ashlynn! Bliss!! Well, the ball started rolling..... I had her for over a year, and a friends Mom had some cows she couldn't milk anymore. She wanted to give them to me. GIVE! Why... YES!!! So.. then there were 3! Then came people.... people for butter, people for milk and cream.... oh my! People for my eggs! People for our beef! Good grief!!!! And then.... I found a passion!!! And I wanted another cow!!!! Hahaha!!! And now I have 4! FOUR!!! OmGOODNESS!! And just 6 years ago I was as city as they come fresh out of the Navy and licking my wounds:-) I have used animal therapy:-) LOL!!! My VA docs think I'm crazy!! I used to have a terrible fear of commitment... and now I am so committed I couldn't die if I had to LOL!! The upside is that we have more than enough land and feed to support my habit:-)
1 Australian Shepherd, 1 Golden Retriever, 3 horses, 22 beef cows, 22 chickens, 3 ducks, 1 sheep,and my loving Guernsey Ashland with her sweet calf Aimee:)
That is awsome-you should be very proud of yourself!!!!! Its all a dream come true isn't it?? I agree with mrssmith-you definitly have your work cut out for you but you know what?? YOU CAN DO IT! Congrats on a livestyle and a love that is greatly rewarding!
Wife to the most wonderful man, mother to 8, grandmother to 14 (one that lives with us full time), greatgrandmother to one. A perfect (sometimes hard) life with my Bea (guernsey), cattle, pigs, chickens, ducks, cats and dogs. Loves Life And All Gods Creatures
Post by Debbie Lincoln on Nov 1, 2012 21:58:30 GMT -5
Add my congrats - after 30+ years of doing the same, I have few regrets and lots of wonderful memories. And still going strong at 60! And I was ALSO city raised. I left as soon as I could and never looked back.
6 Cows: HoJo boss Sophie, Totsy, Cissy, Ocho, Ellie Mae and Nonnie. Sophie’s steer calf and Totsy’s bull calf. RIP Abbey. Trudy - GSD, 2 cats, Koi pond, flock of colorful opinionated chickens, a small garden, 2 grown kids, 3 grandchildren, and us, 2 retired happy people trying unsuccessfully to slow down.
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