Sad news to report. Last night when Loren came home from work he checked on Miss Bessie the cow and she looked like she was getting ready to give birth to her baby calf, but also had early signs of Milk Fever. Milk Fever is common in cows (especially with Jersey’s which she is half of) that are ready to calve. So the vet was called and came out to give her some meds. Farmer Neal checked every couple of hours and she was not getting better so he called the vet again. A second vet came out and said “I don’t want to give to too much cause it could kill her”. And well … it did! Within an hour after the vet was here she was gone. Isn’t that something? Makes me very sad. And unfortunately her unborn calf is gone too. Even though the cattle have never been my favorite … it is just makes me feel sort of ill. After Benedict is butchered in December we are officially out of the cattle business … at least for a while. Farmer Neal said that we’ll raise a couple of pigs in the spring which is fine by me.
So that is our little sad update. :(