I could tease my friend who's a brand new cattle baron in Tennessee by pretending there are four new Dexter calves at Providence Farm, but instead I'll tell the truth: the top and bottom pictures are the 6 month old heifer and the two middle pictures are the bull calf.
I saw our Amish friend in Tractor Supply the other day, asked him if he knew of any Dexters for sale, and voila! Today we own two new babies.
This little fellow will be easy to steer, but just look at what a beautiful bull he would make.
We could still use a few more head of cattle to use the luxurious grass in the field, but I feel more content with this small start back into Dexters.
The evening was pretty after a big rain, and the sun was making the cows stand out against the green background, so you get to look at them.
The big mother cow is on our right, the yellowest of them, then Penny, sporting her summer color, then the two calves, but you can only see the bull calf who's in front of the heifer.
Becky's Jersey milk is a wonderful addition to Providence Farm because with it we can make all the dairy items we need. If I get very organized, I'll be able to put up enough milk in jars to last us through the three months that Penny takes a rest. It won't be as healthy as fresh, but it will be a whole lot cheaper than buying milk- and it tastes good.