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CloversMum

3473 Posts


Posted - Nov 02 2014 :  4:25:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, yes, Ron the black sheep, there are always the exception! :-) Although looking at Samson and MaryJane's other cows, how can you not want some Jerseys? I will have to admit, Ron, that seeing photos of your cows makes me wonder if someday I'd like a Guernsey...

Loving life and family on our Idaho farm, Meadowlark Heritage Farm; 1 Jersey cow; 1 Guernsey cow; 1 Guernsey steer calf; Oberhasli & Guernsey goats, ducks and chickens
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Ron

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Ronnie
Peever SD
USA

Posted - Nov 02 2014 :  4:58:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love the Guernsey breed! I love the Jersey breed! I am a milk cow aholic. Still waiting for the right Jersey girl to come into my life!

With a moo moo here and a moo moo there, here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo.
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CloversMum

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Posted - Nov 02 2014 :  5:17:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, Ron, I am turning into a raw milk-aholic so cannot wait until Clover starts giving us milk, too! Then I will definitely be a milk cow-aholic, too.

Loving life and family on our Idaho farm, Meadowlark Heritage Farm; 1 Jersey cow; 1 Guernsey cow; 1 Guernsey steer calf; Oberhasli & Guernsey goats, ducks and chickens
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Ron

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Ronnie
Peever SD
USA

Posted - Nov 02 2014 :  5:44:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sure wish you were closer. Would douse you guys with milk. Keep getting people stopping for milk all the time here. Tell then we don't sell milk but give them a gallon of half as a gift. Before you know it all sorts of stuff starts showing up here, cake, hay, parts, lol...the way it should be. I really need another cow or two. Could sell a cow a month up here if I had them. No one in my area is breeding quality milk cows!

With a moo moo here and a moo moo there, here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo.
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Mike

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Mike
Argyle WI
United States of America

Posted - Nov 07 2014 :  3:37:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ron,
When Korczak Ziolkowski started building Crazy Horse he wanted milk for his children. There were no dairies in the Black Hills so he started one. When I worked for him in the early seventies he had closed it but told me the story. He was a wonderful man and had LOTS of stories. Great sculptor. He taught me a lot. Rest his soul.

God bless.

Mike
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Ron

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Ronnie
Peever SD
USA

Posted - Nov 07 2014 :  3:48:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Mike, have not seen you in a spell. I love stories of the old timers. So many of them here in Glad Valley. I hear this used to be a dairy producing area up till the end of the fifties. They tell me stories about putting the cream cans by the side of the road and the dairy guy would pick them up. The skim milk they fed to hogs and so on.
Funny thing about skim milk. A marketing genius thought of that one. Take a product with little to no value and make the consumer think it is good for it and they buy it!

With a moo moo here and a moo moo there, here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo.
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Jersey James

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James
Central FL
United States

Posted - Nov 07 2014 :  3:58:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's called "reduced fat" milk down here. =)

How many cows is enough?
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Ron

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Ronnie
Peever SD
USA

Posted - Nov 07 2014 :  4:28:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lol, I thought that was 1%. Another scam. To me it would be like getting bread with no crust or eggs with no yokes!

With a moo moo here and a moo moo there, here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo.
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wimofarms

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Posted - Jun 11 2015 :  10:51:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello MaryJane - I know this is an old post and I'm not sure this is a politically correct question to ask, but is Samson also registered with the USJA? I haven't registered my girls with the Heritage registry yet, but I LOVE the idea of it and of promoting an "old style" animal. We have a very small raw dairy in Northern Colorado.

Cheers!
Mo
:)
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maryjane

6764 Posts


Posted - Jun 12 2015 :  06:05:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I did not register Samson anywhere but here. I have only one cow registered elsewhere and it is Fanci who came to me with a registration certificate from the American Jersey Cattle Association.

MaryJane Butters, author of Milk Cow Kitchen ~ striving for the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain ~
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Sydney2015

1155 Posts


Posted - Feb 09 2016 :  8:40:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
MaryJane, do you still have any semen available?

A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing - Laura Ingalls Wilder

I live on a small farm of seventy acres called Green Forest Farm, with 10 horses, a donkey, 5 beef cows, 2 beef heifers, 3 Hereford heifers, around 60 chickens, 8 dogs, my amazing cow, AppleButter, and her little Jersey calf HoneyButter!
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maryjane

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Posted - Feb 09 2016 :  9:21:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We sure do, Sydney. I think Samson would be a good match for AppleButter.

MaryJane Butters, author of Milk Cow Kitchen ~ striving for the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain ~
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Sydney2015

1155 Posts


Posted - Feb 10 2016 :  06:34:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think so too. One last question, do you have any sexed semen. It is perfectly fine if you don't but I would love to get a heifer calf!

A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing - Laura Ingalls Wilder

I live on a small farm of seventy acres called Green Forest Farm, with 10 horses, a donkey, 5 beef cows, 2 beef heifers, 3 Hereford heifers, around 60 chickens, 8 dogs, my amazing cow, AppleButter, and her little Jersey calf HoneyButter!
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maryjane

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Posted - Feb 10 2016 :  06:42:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We don't have sexed semen.

MaryJane Butters, author of Milk Cow Kitchen ~ striving for the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain ~
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CloversMum

3473 Posts


Posted - Feb 10 2016 :  09:03:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Samson + AppleButter = some very beautiful calves with some great genetics!

Loving life and family on our Idaho farm, Meadowlark Heritage Farm; 1 Jersey cow; 1 Guernsey cow; 1 Guernsey steer calf; Oberhasli & Guernsey goats, ducks and chickens
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Sydney2015

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Posted - Feb 10 2016 :  11:12:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay, MaryJane, I figured you didn't, but it doesn't hurt to ask! Charlene, I agree on the beautiful part, maybe not the good genetics on the AppleButter side of the equation.

A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing - Laura Ingalls Wilder

I live on a small farm of seventy acres called Green Forest Farm, with 10 horses, a donkey, 5 beef cows, 2 beef heifers, 3 Hereford heifers, around 60 chickens, 8 dogs, my amazing cow, AppleButter, and her little Jersey calf HoneyButter!
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CloversMum

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Posted - Feb 10 2016 :  11:42:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, even if AppleButter doesn't have the best genetics, Samson will help with that! We have no idea what sort of genetics Clover has and we bred her to Beau Vine. We take what we have and strive to make better through careful breeding. :) You'll do great!

Loving life and family on our Idaho farm, Meadowlark Heritage Farm; 1 Jersey cow; 1 Guernsey cow; 1 Guernsey steer calf; Oberhasli & Guernsey goats, ducks and chickens
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Sydney2015

1155 Posts


Posted - Feb 10 2016 :  12:44:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! You have to start somewhere.

A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing - Laura Ingalls Wilder

I live on a small farm of seventy acres called Green Forest Farm, with 10 horses, a donkey, 5 beef cows, 2 beef heifers, 3 Hereford heifers, around 60 chickens, 8 dogs, my amazing cow, AppleButter, and her little Jersey calf HoneyButter!
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maryjane

6764 Posts


Posted - Jun 02 2016 :  06:09:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's a Samson photo update taken yesterday, 6/2/2016 (he recently turned 5 years old). Handsome indeed and just an all around nice guy. I put our youngest bull, Finnegan, in with Samson and Charlie recently. On the second day, Finnegan still hadn't figure out the BarBarA waterer. I watched Samson push the paddle down and stand back while Finnegan drank, and then he did that two more times. It reminded me of those videos of bears teaching their young ones how to swim or something. Pretty sweet.



And an updated photo of Charlie. At 2 1/2 years of age, he's still a tad smaller than Samson but sometimes when they're in the field together it's hard to tell them apart from a distance. Nick and I were admiring them both the other night (our evening walk around) when Charlie came huffing over to show off. Eventually we were rubbing his head all over and he was actually whimpering (we were on the other side of the gate). Samson has always been more regal and stand-offish but bravado Charlie does miss the attention we gave him when he was young (not a good idea as it turns out).

Anyway, nice genetics guys!






MaryJane Butters, author of Milk Cow Kitchen ~ striving for the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain ~
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NellieBelle

10930 Posts


Posted - Jun 02 2016 :  06:35:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Both grand looking bulls MaryJane. And Samson's photo is worthy of a frame. Yes Regal is a good description, it really does look like a painting. What a joy it would be to stand and watch them, nice way to spend the evening walk about. Thank you for posting their photos.

To laugh is human but to moo is bovine. Author Unknown

Edited by - NellieBelle on Jun 02 2016 06:35:35 AM
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txbikergirl

3191 Posts


Posted - Jun 02 2016 :  06:38:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
gorgeous! lovely guys maryjane. i am so grateful you are doing this as once we recover from the family reunion (last two guests moved on to my parents house last night) then we'll be organizing our AI and semen purchase.


Firefly Hollow Farm , our little farmstead. Farmgirl living in the green piney woods of East Texas on 23 acres with a few jerseys, too many chickens, a pair of pugs and my Texan hubby (aka "lover boy")
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Sydney2015

1155 Posts


Posted - Jun 02 2016 :  09:17:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They both look gorgeous!!

A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing - Laura Ingalls Wilder

I live on a small farm of seventy acres called Green Forest Farm, with 10 horses, a donkey, 5 beef cows, 2 beef heifers, 3 Hereford heifers, around 60 chickens, 8 dogs, my amazing cow, AppleButter, and her little Jersey calf HoneyButter!
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Reverence

22 Posts


Posted - Jun 02 2016 :  09:56:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very handsome boys!
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