Friday, July 10, 2009

Buttercup's new calf!

Buttercup is one of our dairy cows:Around 3 pm on Sunday, July 5th she had her latest calf. He is a cute little bull calf. She delivered him in the upper field, and the two of them walked down to the barn with the farmers at the 5 pm round-up.
Buttercup is around 9 years old and is well known to museum visitors. I suspect she may be the best known cow in this part of New York! She is part of our farm program and has long provided milk to the Lippitt farmhouse for the making of cheese and butter. She is also used to teach museum visitors how to milk. Thousands have visited and learned to milk with Buttercup.

1 comment:

  1. She's cute! She looks a lot like her mother.


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