Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Belted Galloways

We now have 16 Belted Galloways.  I got the chance to say hello to the 6 cows and 2 calves today for 5 minutes and snap a few pictures.  I can't wait to spend more time with them.  They are very hairy and their coat is curly.  Mariah took a bunch of sniffs of me and I think I passed inspection.

The steers and bull (Dudley) in the back pasture.

Four of the cows.  Mariah is the red Galloway.  The black and white cows are Velma, Daphanie, Ivy, Savhanna and Cookie.

Daphanie and her calf Scooby.  There is also an orphan calf Shaggy.
If you are seeing a Scooby Doo theme, Daphanie came to us with a name and the kids named Velma, Scooby and Shaggy.  They are looking forward to naming a future calf Fred.


Mariah and Savhanna with Mike.  (cows eating the alfalfa that is technically for the sheep)


Blue Heron Farm said...

They are beautiful. When do you eat them>;)

Michael@greenakeys.com said...

We wont eat the cows. Only the steers. The first batch will be ready in October/November.

Michael@greenakeys.com said...

Small correction, Daphne's calf is Shaggy, the orphan is Scooby.

Its of no real consequence as we are going to eat them both.