Our little Jersey

Our little Jersey is named “Clover” as she was born in a patch of clover last summer on the 4th of July.  She had a rough start as her umbilical cord became infected and made her one very sick little cow.  In the midst of her illness, I was asked if I wanted Clover as my own…of course I did!  I’ve wanted a cow for a while now but just didn’t think it was going to be possible.  So, I learned how to give shots, clean out the infection site, was able to assist during one of her surgeries,  and bottle-feed a sweet little Jersey who was quite the fighter!  She ended up having two surgeries and the vet told us that he didn’t think she would make it but since we were trying so hard and he could see how gentle Clover was, he was willing to give it a try.  Well, Clover just had a check up last week at the vet’s and he couldn’t believe how well she was doing!  Everything has healed: no more infection and the hernia has healed completely.   We will be able to breed her this coming fall when she’s around 14 months old.   Here are photos of Clover in the trailer being reassured by our sons on her upcoming vet visit!Clover with Ethan Clover-with-Owen1

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