Cows? Yup.

On Tuesday, our barnyard family is going to gain some girth, in the form of three Highland Cattle.  Actually, three & 1/2.  One heifer named Firefly is pregnant.  Her ultra-cute name makes me like her already.  The 21st century part of it is – I actually watched John bid on and win these cattle from my computer at the farm.  He almost lost the second heifer, when a (semi-illegal) bid snuck in last minute, but they re-opened the bidding, allowing John to win the little lady.

Who am I kidding, she’s not little at all!  These cows are huge.  Huge.  And we’re going to have three of them.  Today, my eyes are staring at my screen just a little wider than usual.

Here’s a video of our bull taking first place at the National Highland Show.  Yay!  Watch how the judge very subtly shakes the winners hand – so exciting.  You can hear John’s nervous chuckle mid-way through.  He really wanted this guy to win.

I feign shock at the approaching cattle addition, but honestly, I’m totally jazzed.  The farming lifestyle is suiting John and I just fine.  For example, if we ever have a kid, I wouldn’t mind it one bit if this was in his or her future.  John’s candid shot from the Show…

Goodnight from Apricot Lane Farms.

xo –

Organic Spark


  • Pam

    YAY!! I LOVE my Highlands! Are you going to milk the cows? I do and I absolutely love it!

    January 21, 2012
  • chuck

    congrats and good luck. i hope you don’t mind me asking but how did those things cost? i am thinking of getting some cows too but haven’t started the research yet.

    January 22, 2012
  • Patti

    Just beautiful and Firefly is a great name. Unfortunately, I don’t foresee any Highlands in my future, so I just pin pictures of them on my pinterest boards. We do have a farm not too far from us that have them, so I periodically take a ride to see them. Enjoy your new additions.

    January 22, 2012
  • Congratulations! We looked into Highland cattle, love how tough they are, good at foraging. We don’t have the room yet, until we get rid of some goats.

    January 22, 2012
  • nicolle

    I love the stock show, we missed it this year :(

    January 26, 2012

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