Cuddle a Cow - Hug a Heifer - Brush a Goat
Sorin, a shaggy, black, 900-pound Scottish Highlander with 18-inch horns, can look intimidating. But he is tamer and better behaved than many dogs. Call his name, and he'll come. He loves neck scratches and belly rubs, but I admit he looks scary.
The Cow Taxi (our big pickup with stock trailer) has been busy shuttling cattle this week. I felt like a Soccer Mom delivering these cows to this field and those to another. Miles Smith Farm now has three active off-farm pastures: one in Barnstead and two pastures in Canterbury. This was a week of sorting and [...]
Do you think cows like to be hugged? Mine do! My shaggy Scottish Highlanders were literally bred for it. That is to say, on Miles Smith Farm any people-haters don't remain in the gene pool. At worst our cattle don't mind people; at best they are big teddy bears. Even our bulls are lovers, not [...]