I farm and work with dairy cows and pigs in northern Illinois. I want to share with consumers what happens everyday on farms of all shapes and sizes. I have a passion for raising animals and producing safe, wholesome, affordable food for your table
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Day 26: Interesting - Curious George
Ok, so I've been really excited to talk about "Curious George". That actually isn't her name at all, but that is what we call her, because she is slow, methodical, and not scared of anything! She always has to come check out what we are doing, and give us a sniff, nudge, or just sometimes stand there and stare. Although George is curious, she sometimes gets completely freaked out by the grates in the barn, and while she doesn't spook or jump, she will simply NOT cross over them sometimes (no matter how much you may push & pull, and if a 1800# cow doesn't want to go somewhere, believe me, you are NOT going to make her). But, she crosses them at least 4x a day to get in & out of the parlor, so maybe she just learns to not look down at that time. However, she is so calm, sometimes we just leave her standing there while we sort or go get other cows to bring in or out of the barn. Usually when we come back from wherever we are going, there is George, still standing in the same spot we left her.
In fact, she is the only cow that doesn't back out of the headlocks in fear when Ainsley comes running down along the alley (to allow great pictures like this to be taken).
Curious George & Ainsley
Full Name: Po-Cop Jeeves Tomatillo
What we call her: Curious, George, Curious George, or #9030