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Ms. Jane Butterfield

March 10, 2011

A friendly cow is a happy cow.

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  1. March 10, 2011 9:22 pm

    I love the way that she trotted right up to you!

    • March 11, 2011 5:53 am

      Paula, it helps to smell like carrots! But she is very friendly, and really keeps her eye on us no matter how far away she happens to be.

  2. March 11, 2011 4:34 am

    Matron I can totally relate to this video. I have cows that are very friendly. I love my cows. B

    • March 11, 2011 5:54 am

      Buttons, oh my gosh, I don’t dare holler for the dogs without getting an answer from the cows, they are usually pretty happy to see me. I like them that way. 🙂

  3. Jani permalink
    March 11, 2011 4:57 am

    Awwwww…it shows what a wonderful job you are doing! She is a lucky, lucky cow. Not to mention where you are you have the start of GRASS!

    • March 11, 2011 5:55 am

      Jani, yes you can smell the grass and the soil – it is starting to warm a bit! I consider myself lucky too, to have Jane – she is a sweetie.

  4. March 11, 2011 5:50 am

    I always loved that I could call my Jersey cow, Bessie and she come from wherever she was, no matter what. Our Dexter heifer isn’t at that point yet, but we’re working on it! The Angus steer, well we’ve handled him since he was 2 weeks old, bottle feeding him still and he still is so skitish. The only thing I can come up with is that it must be the breed.

    Blessings for your weekend,
    Kelle

    • March 11, 2011 5:59 am

      Kelle, I don’t have any experience with Dexters, but you can keep Angus, they seem much more skittish than Herefords. Of course, it depends on who you ask. 🙂 Everyone has their favorites. I am really liking Jane’s personality as it emerges, she is very calm, and pliable – so far anyway.

  5. March 11, 2011 6:09 am

    That is just the neatest thing! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  6. Jen permalink
    March 11, 2011 7:08 am

    I am surprised your camera came away unscathed. I kept waiting for the image to be marred by a wet nose print on the camera lens! What a cutie!

    • March 11, 2011 7:11 am

      Jen, she was grabbing the strap, and then just started sniffing me. Cows have a very strong sense of smell, so I probably smelled like a hay bale from feeding the other cows, and I had just washed up a bunch of carrots for her bucket – she could tell. Goofy girl.

  7. Fid permalink
    March 11, 2011 8:12 am

    Thanks for sharing! She’s not only cute and friendly, she’s really clean. What a sweetie!!!

    Fid

  8. March 11, 2011 8:15 am

    Hi! Mommy, hi! Hi, Mommy! What’d you bring me? Hm?

  9. Renee permalink
    March 11, 2011 9:13 am

    Love it….

  10. Emily Sauble permalink
    March 11, 2011 10:24 am

    You’re right about breed personality depending on who you ask 🙂 We have two Jersey/Angus cross calves, one is as sweet and docile as you can please, while the other, smaller calf is dominant and high-strung, hardly wants me to touch her… both well handled and loved. I’m totally convinced that within a breed you will have both ends of the spectrum.

    That said, what a gorgeous Guernsey! I love the end-of-winter fluff 🙂

  11. susan permalink
    March 11, 2011 10:41 am

    What a lovely heifer she is! I love that name – Jane Butterfield! My heifer, Jasmine, knows her name and knows I will give her scritches when she sees me. Due to freshen in a week!!!

  12. March 11, 2011 11:03 am

    Such a sweet and pretty girl – Della would have been so proud!

  13. March 11, 2011 1:10 pm

    Very True! I loved your post!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

  14. March 12, 2011 5:31 am

    such a sweetie! (almost) makes me want a cow! Actually, I do WANT a cow. I just don’t want to take care of a cow. So – no cows for me!

  15. jeannette permalink
    March 18, 2011 9:15 pm

    love the sound of her sweet veggie breath and her soft nose. how nice.

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