Why buy the cow? Here’s why!


  1. rotfl – happy april fool’s day! (i added your post to my april fool’s roundup. why i’m doing it is totally beyond me. my own april fool’s joke was on my fb status and it’s generated a lot of comments!!!)

  2. LOL!
    I think you need a cow AND chickens. :)

    I couldn’t think of any Aprils Fool’s jokes – except to pretend I was pregnant or something, but some of my family members might think that was mean when they found out I wasn’t really. =P

  3. Oh my gosh, I thought you were serious! LOL!!! Good one!

  4. LOL, that was great! I did believe it at first, as I know there’s such a thing as minature cows. My mom loves cows and used to joke about getting one. :)

  5. OK, that was hilarious, mostly cause I thought you were serious and I was all, I wonder if *I* could get away with a mini-moo in my urban neighborhood? Looks like a dog? Hmmmm…

  6. FUNNY! I was totally sold. Thanks for the chuckle.

  7. But, I was going to be so excited because I could have convinced Denise to let ME finally get my cow if YOU did.


    Maybe rethink and get a miniature cow. I am a Jersey fan myself.

  8. You got me! :D

    I hope you’re feeling better and that the chicken thing is panning out.

  9. You should get a highland cow instead! They are Scottish so all you have to do is feed a Guiness and you’re set.

  10. That’s great. I wish I had posted this myself! LOL! :) And who knew there were really mini-cows!?!?

    The hubby and I always joke that we are getting a cow next. Don’t give up on your chicken fight… it’s so worth it! And the hens are fun and funny!

    Have you heard of a cow-share? It works a bit like a CSA, only with a cow, so that the members, who each own a “share” of the cow, can get raw milk. Here’s a link: http://www.islefarms.com/

    It’s too expensive for our family, but we keep joking that starting a local urban cow-share will be our next money making opportunity! LOL!

  11. You totally got me going. I was thinking, “all the sickness has gotten into her head” lol.

  12. OMG, I was doing SO good today! NO ONE had me fooled and then YOU came along with your cow story….and I totally believed it because it really is right up your alley. Not cool my friend….not cool.

  13. Oh boy, I forgot it was April Fool’s and totally believed you were serious until the end!

  14. hahahhaha! I thought this was so funny! I don’t know you and I thought this chick is CRAZY!

  15. You got me! I was wondering if your illness was starting to affect you- you sounded SO serious. Great April Fool’s joke. :-)

  16. haha ha

    You had me going there for a moment!

  17. You had me fooled too, but I was thinking “how is she going to keep the cow pregnant over and over w/out a male too.” And then “what is she going to do with the baby cows who the mama cow is producing milk for?” Because it’s not like cows just make milk – they’re just like us and make it for their babies. Needless to say, I was relieved to learn the joke was on me!

  18. Ha! Got me for a little bit. I knew that there are indeed miniature cows, but don’t know anyone who actually has one.

  19. Naughty naughty.

    You almost got me, but giving up on the chickens? I didn’t think you’d give up THAT easily!

    Why don’t you use Barbara Kingsolver’s recipe for 30 minute mozarella. Cheap, easy and good!

  20. I had no idea that you were planning on chickens and now that I know? I think I am in love. We’ve been talking about milk goats and chickens and saving pennies to build structures to house them, etc, and it’s nice not to feel like a freak! Lol.

  21. I thought that was funny…until I was told that my shetland carrots were also an April fools joke.


  22. Boy you had me until the end.

    Raw milk here is very expensive like it gold.

    Coffee is on.

  23. And there was me wondering about a miniature highland cow.

  24. You totally got me! I’m skimming through my feeds and happened upon yours and was thinking: “IS SHE REALLY BUYING A COW?” ha ha ha Good one!

  25. You had me the whole way! I was even trying to figure out how to convince my husband that we could have a mini cow.

  26. Check out the books from Sue Weaver on : “Storey’s Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock”, and now the fabulous “The Backyard Goat” — both from Storey Publishing. The city of Seattle recently approved keeping backyard goats — a small Nigerian Dwarf can supply a family with milk and is a wonderful family pet. “Mini Milkers” (Nigerian Dwarfs crossed with larger dairy breeds) are perfect for urban homesteading. I’ve been raising both for years and have kept chickens, too. I can’t recommend doing both highly enough. The experience is so wonderful for children — teaches them where food comes from (though we’re vegetarian and don’t eat the goats or chickens) and fosters compassion and responsibility. I miss those wonderful years now that my two-legged kids are grown… but I still have the critters : )

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