I thought I’d update you with some photos of our cattle.
Here is my husband with George our Scottish Highland bull. He has been with us a few years now and has fathered quite a few calves.
Here is Mildred our Scottish Highland cow with her calf from last year. She seems to only have bull calves. We ate her last one and he was delicious. She had another bull calf about a month ago. The Scottish Highland calves are just so cute, they look like a teddy bear.
The kids name all the calves and cows but I’m not up to date with them all yet.
Here is George again, he is just a magnificant animal. He is very tame, although I don’t quite trust him. My husband and our oldest son (19) get quite close to him and he has never caused any problems.
Here’s a close up of George Junior.
This is the next one we will butcher, his mother was a Friesian/Jersey cow and George is his father. He will be butchered before Christmas.
It may sound callous to talk about eating them, but we have cattle to supply us with our own meat, we have chickens to supply us with eggs, all the animals are here for a reason – even the cats have to catch mice. This is the way it is here and our children understand that. We usually butcher them ourselves now, and a friend comes and helps us cut them up and make sausages etc.
Hope your farm/homestead is going well also.