Welcoming Meg (our Dexter cow) back home

We have just returned our house-cow, Meg, to our own 1 acre property after 3 months agistment on our friend's farm where the ground was not so wet and there was plenty of feed. She currently has a five month old calf, Pompey, and we have decided to wean him.  So he has been left behind in company with the rest of the herd where he will be well looked after. As can be well appreciated, Meg is a little disconsolate at not having her calf with her. Normally, cows take a couple of days to adjust. To alleviate the physical symptoms Sara milks Meg twice a day. The milk of a Dexter is not as creamy as that of a Jersey cow; it is closer to that of 2% milk that one buys from the supermarket. We prefer our milk that way and enjoyed having our home-made muesli this morning with milk from Meg and honey from my bees.

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