When she first came to us Adele' prayed one lunch time thanking God for "the 'Mith family dat gave us money." I didn't have a CLUE what she was talking about because no one had given us money but I figured, hey- God must know what she is thinking about. After the prayer, all the children erupted into laughter and they told me that Adele' called her Money instead of Penny. I don't know why I had to have it spelled out for me, but once I realized what she meant I thought that was too stinkin' cute. We have now taken to calling her Moneypenny.
We got her on May 2nd and she is not quite a year old. Matt hopes to breed her in the fall. Then, we'll finally have a milk cow!
(Judah is quite taken with her horns.)
Of course there is a lot to do before then:
Right now we have her on a lead rope to graze and we move her (and our pony) every few days. I told Matt when we finally get the a FENCE built, THEN I will feel like we are a 'family farm'. Until the fence though, it feels like we are just playing. So there is the fence to put in.
Water to get out to the barn.
Milking stuff to accumulate.
Cheese making books to read. (Any recommendations?)
But we have a few months...