I didn’t think any other cow could ever replace my Jersey. After all she was my first cow. But an empty barn stall and a vacant field just felt so incredibly lonely that I started hunting for a new bovine, knowing that the chances were pretty slim that I’d find the “perfect” one.
Then I decided to call a friend. Last year I had gone out to her farm, West Wind Farm, to look at her Native Milking Shorthorns because they were kinda neat. Anyway, long story short, when I called her about a week ago she had a 3/4 Jersey 1/4 Dexter bred heifer for sale. So I went to look. My heart went thwump and sure, she’s far from perfect as she needs some training, but she’s as close to my perfect dream cow as any will ever be. She’s small (only 46″), has excellent genetics and is pasture/grass-raised.
Welcome home Miss Fancy!