Becky and I just happened to scroll down the Craigslist "farm and garden" ads today, and there just happened to be an ad for a Jersey cow with two calves at her side.
I called the number, I asked the questions, I headed out.
We instantly fell in love with the momma cow, and her son, and the orphaned heifer who nurses from her.
We swiftly paid for them and arranged their transportation home.
By the time we stopped at the feed store to pick up some Cydectin pour-on wormer for cattle and got back to the house, they were pulling into their new home.
If you're used to dealing with Craigslist, you know that the people you meet up with are good old salt-of-the-earth types. I particularly liked these cowboys and completely trusted them.
Imagine my surprise when we opened the trailer and there were absolutely no calves inside!
After my initial gasp of horror and disbelief, the man walked to the back wall and PHEW! opened it up to reveal two fuzzy babies inside a very secret compartment.
Penny is happy to have new friends. I hope to have an update about milking the new cow pretty soon.