Thursday, April 12, 2018


Our beloved Jersey cow Matilda, who passed away February 10, absolutely loved calves. She would nurse any and every calf who wanted milk. As a result, we called her our Universal Donor.

Yesterday I caught Amy, Matilda's adult daughter, engaging in the same practice. Double-dipping, anyone?

One calf is hers, and the other is little Ferdinand.

As far as I'm concerned, having a Universal Donor is an excellent thing on a farm ... plus it's a testimony to Matilda's gentle, generous nature -- something she clearly passed on to her daughter.


  1. Brought a smile to my face! Sweet, sweet critters you have there.

  2. My Momma taught me that there is always room at the table for one more! ;-)

  3. Yes, I totally understand the blessing to have a cow that is so good natured as to "adopt" a needy baby, it can sure come in handy if a calf loses it's mother for whatever reason. :-)