Sad news

A few days ago, Dory’s milk cow, Sophie, died in the night.

Dory says Sophie’d been off her game for a bit, probably just age, but wasn’t ill. The problem came in that cows apparently can’t right themselves if they are completely on their backs and that position isn’t one in which they can remain for long and survive. Sophie got into a tight spot, in the wrong position during the night and was gone by morning.

She was a very sweet cow and losing her is very sad.

Dory had only =just= decided to try to find a good home for Sophie since the pasture wasn’t quite big enough for the four cows and Sophie was the largest, and as mentioned, getting on in age. They had been working to improve fencing around the pasture and kept running into things that delayed completion. Had the fence upgrade been complete, Sophie wouldn’t have been able to get to the place where she got stuck and turned over … adds an extra layer of “arg” to what happened.

-Vanessa

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