Introducing Beulah Belle the Jersey Cow

| 1/16/2013 8:54:42 AM

It isn't my fault!  My husband sent me a link to a tractor on Craigslist that was listed (incorrectly) at a crazy-low price.   While researching said tractor, I just happened to see an ad for a Jersey cow located near me.  I got the go-ahead from Eric to call the guy, and she sounded like a great addition to our farm.  I went to see her and the kids and I fell in love.  We had a family meeting that night and it was settled.  We were going to buy a cow!  (You see that it wasn't my fault this time, right??)

We had to wait a couple of days, because we don't have a trailer to haul her, but our wonderful neighbor agreed to go with us Saturday morning and pick her up.

It has basically been raining since we got her, but my neighbor snapped this picture right after we got home... 

Beulah Belle 

She milks like a champ and is currently giving just under 4 gallons of milk per day!  We are drowning in milk, but having a ton of fun learning about keeping and milking a cow. 


Heather Jackson
1/30/2013 12:46:17 PM

Thanks for visiting and welcome to Grit! Yes, the cream is all it is cracked up to be and more! Butter, whipped cream, cream good! And there's nothing like fresh cream in coffee!

MegandKris DiMercurio
1/30/2013 3:36:52 AM

Hi! I have been reading about milking cows. I really want a Jersey and plan to get one next spring! So great to read the cream is really what it is cracked up to be! I am a new blogger for Grit and also just checking out the site :)

Heather Jackson
1/21/2013 2:51:47 PM

Thanks for the kind words! I will agree that the cream is amazing. I had never seen it either until I had my first dairy animals. It literally whips into whipped cream by hand in less than 30 seconds. I couldn't believe my eyes! I make butter in under a minute in the Vitamix!

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