Monday, October 24, 2011

The "Other" Animals....

One of the most common questions we get is "Do you have dogs, cats, or other animals?".
Well, this allows me to write a blog about our parlor cats, seeing as we have a new one, who has just started to go exploring....
Brent petting his cats....

On the farm there are:
76 milking cows
20 dry cows (meaning they are in their 2 month rest period between lactations - hence they aren't milking, and are "dry")
20 bred heifers (pregnant girls who have not yet had a baby)
20 yearling heifers (girls that are not yet old enough to have a baby)
30 little heifers (ranging from about 1 week old, to several months old)
=~166 cows of varying ages

That is plenty to keep us busy!  However, we also have the typical farm cats (nope, no farm dog for the time being).  Every animal on the farm has to have a purpose.  The farm cats' purpose is to catch mice.  Some are better at it than others.  The parlor cats are among the lazier portion.  Why are they lazy?  Well, because they sit in the parlor waiting for us to give them waste milk.  They lounge on our towels that we use to clean the cows' udders with, sit on Warren & Brent's laps and get petted.....Yeah, they have it pretty easy.  I do see them wondering around the farm from time to time, but they always seem to come back by milking time.  The current parlor cats consist of Tank, Red, Spike, Momma Cat, and the white cat that they all seem to fight with.  Last week, Momma Cat had another set of kittens (Red & Spike being from her 1st litter).  They were born in the parlor, and are just starting to venture out.  I'm claiming this kitty for me!
The new little guy - peaking out thru the towel boxes...

Rest assured, I'll get to all your questions in due time!  It has been a busy couple of days on the farm, and I am tired (Brent is already in bed), so more questions will have to wait for another day!

1 comment:

  1. Corey
    mrs Mimlitz
    Cant wait to see you on monday
    super exited


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