Monday, May 19, 2014

Yes, 'Tis Mabel




This weekend we welcomed a lovely little cow into our lives. She's staying in our pasture through the summer while her own fencing gets built. She's half Jersey and half Holstein, expecting a calf in August, and completely freaked out by human contact.

She's in our fenced-in pasture with five little goats (they ignore each other), and my goal for the week is to get her to come when she hears the bucket of treats a-rattling. 

She is absolutely adorable, a Disney cartoon of a cow. Hoping for close-ups within a few days. And oh yes, her name is Mabel.

13 comments:

Lisa said...

A she-cow with horns? Good luck!

Lisateresa.

Sarah said...

How lovely! Goats and a cow would be my dream! :-)

Lilian L said...

I adore Jerseys! She looks more Jersey than Holstein!

Izzy said...

She looks so sweet, and such a lovely name too. Hope she gets a bit more friendly with you!

Rose said...

I confidently expect that Daisy will not only write a charming illustrated story about Mabel, she'll ensure that Mabel becomes quite attached to humans.

Anonymous said...

We had a cow that got so lonely for other cows (they're herd animals after all) that it jumped the fence during the middle of the night and ran away to find some friends. We ended up boarding it at a neighbor's pasture where it was happier with other cows to keep it company. Hopefully your goats will suffice as friends for your cow.

Polly said...

She is beautiful! We have fields of Angus, but they are not so charming-looking as Mabel. (Except the ones with white faces, they are darling.) She is lovely.

Chuck Berwick said...

A cow from central casting!

jAne said...

what a sweet face. :)

Farrah said...

I'm green with envy!! If anyone can humanize Miss Mabel, it's Daisy.

Marlaine said...

And now I have Mabel's intro aria as an amusing ear worm. haha! :-)

P.S. Wishing you success in gaining entrance to Mabel's bovine heart!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I had a much loved dog named Mabel. It means, "lovable."

Tabitha said...

I can't tell you how happy that Gilbert and Sullivan reference made me ;-) And Mabel is so beautiful!

Related Posts with Thumbnails