Country Living Series

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. :-)