Monday, April 28, 2014

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The nice young man who bought Broadway and Rosie put up a video of them going out to pasture with his herd for the first time, on Sunday, on Facebook.

It was wonderful to see them. I don't permit myself to linger in memory, but try instead each day to focus on forward, ......but...it was wonderful, wonderful I tell you, to see the red and chocolate roan of their bright spring coats, as they romped with their new herdmates, drawn by fresh green grass like filings to a lodestone.

I cried. 

All fifteen times that I watched it. Could have been twenty as far as that goes. Or more.

 I can't help it. I still think of myself as a dairy farmer. Do two cows count?

10 comments:

Jacqueline Donnelly said...

Once a dairy farmer, always a dairy farmer. It was obvious that this was more than just a business for you.

Cathy said...

Now you've got us all cry'n.

Terry and Linda said...

YES!!!! Two cows count!

✿♥჌Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Linda said...

At least you have a video of them in a good place....it's okay to cry!

thepoodleanddogblog said...

We are all crying with you.

TenMile said...

Not sure, but I've always figured the hardest type of farming was dairy.

The only part of farming worth it is the heart.

By the way, ever figure out why milking cows is called farming and raising cows for meat is called ranching?

dennisranch.com said...

Yup, they do in my book it ain't how many, it's what you do...

threecollie said...

Jacqueline, that seems to be true.

Cathy, sorry about that.

Linda, thank you, dear friend

Linda, I was so happy that he shared that.

Jan, sorry...

Ten Mile, when I was a kid, growing up in town, I could not understand how people could devote themselves to dairying. now I do. And to the question..I have no idea...be interesting to know.

Robert, thanks....

Shano Sanders said...

I loved reading your columns in the recorder about your cows. Just read today that they are gone. It made me cry...I love cows - had two dairy cows - mom Daisy and daughter Noel. Had to put Noel down last Nov and still weep over it. Daisy is 18. Noel was 15. Had them all this time..love them like children. I can't imagine my life without a cow. Someday I will have to face it. Daisy cried for nearly 2 months when we put a Noel down. The water ran out of her eyes and never did prior to that. Good luck to you.

threecollie said...

Shano, thank you for your kind words. It was probably the hardest decision we ever had to make, but we simply couldn't continue. How wonderful that you were able to have your girls for so long, although very sad about Noel. Our oldest cow was Old Ann, back in the day, who lived to 21. She was a wonderful old girl and we really loved her. I am glad we were able to keep the two milk cows, Bama and Moon, and a few calves. I would really be lost without them.