Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I want one

Via Boing Boing, a link to a Times Online story, Just right for the garden: a mini-cow. Irish Dexter cows are small, about 40 inches high, and can produce a couple gallons of milk a day, containing up to a quart of cream per gallon. Enough to share with all the neighbors! Fresh ice cream every day. No need to pasteurize! It's perfect!
(Wonder if our little acre-and-a-half or so pasture would be big enough.....)


  • If yours isn't enough you can pasture her across the road at my place. Ymmmm. Haven't had fresh whole milk and cream like that since I was a kid at grandparents dairy farm in Ohio.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:48 PM  

  • When my father retired as a GP (doctor) in Yancey County about 30 years ago I gave him a Dexter bull as a retirement gift. We picked "Charlie" up in Florida. He rode proudly in Dad's VW bus up I-95 to Celo.. We did get quite a lot of attention, but the bull was great. He was joined by a cow and the small family provided milk, meat and companionship for quite a few years...They are a great breed...


    By Blogger Susan, at 3:55 AM  

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