A Sad Day


Milly’s milking cow Blossom has been losing weight for some time now and has also had a bad hip which has stopped her from being able to get pregnant. So finally today Chris made the call that she needed to be put down. 🙁

 

I feel so upset about it – she’s nourished our family for  a long time now and has supplied us with bountiful milk, butter and cheese. I know it has to be done but still feel very emotional. I went out to say goodbye and thank her for all the milk just now, and watched her hobble across the paddock. She looks old and thin. I know it’s the kindest thing to do, but still…

The man from the Lion Park will be here soon. Chris is away at a meeting, so Samuel is in charge of showing the man where she is and helping him with the front end loader.  I don’t think Milly will watch. She is quite matter-of-fact about it, but I know she’ll be feeling it. I saw her go out and give Blossom a brush and a scratch around the ears just before.

I can’t bear to be around, so am just going to head down the the river now. I guess it’s life on the farm but maybe I was never meant to be a farmer.

2 August 2011 ~ Rosie

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11 responses to “A Sad Day”:

  1. oh dear, we just read the ‘Pig of a Cow’ chapter in ‘Where Arrows Fly’ tonight where Maddie becomes Blossom…the kids will be sad to hear this.
    🙁

  2. Yes, very sad. Maybe you shouldn’t tell them?? Let them read about it in book 4 in two years time!!

  3. oh, poor Milly, may God bless you with another cow as good as Maddie -ur… I mean Blossom <3 <3<3

  4. Oh sad! We’ve just had a funeral for a Guinea Pig the other week. Might’ve been only little but the kids were so sad. Max made a cross and we all said something and remembered that God knows even when the sparrows fall.

  5. Indeed he does! That’s a comforting thought. 🙂 Sad tio hear about your Guinea pg. Do you know I had a hamster named after me in Colorado after my visit there? her name was Rosie Boom. But she died later of liver failure. 🙁

  6. give my love to your family!!!! <3 <3

  7. I will. Thanks, Kaitlyn.

  8. <3 means "heart/love"

  9. Has she been put down yet please tell me when. thanx 🙁 & 🙂

  10. poor blossom.
    and she had my name for the start

  11. Madde, but Blossoms name is splet diffrent

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