Firefly’s baby boy.

Meet Hank

Late last fall, Firefly the Scottish Highland Cow (shown above) gave birth to a beautiful bull calf.  After a heated vote at a staff lunch, he was named Hank.  Hugh was a close second, but after getting to know him, he’s totally a Hank.

Our cows get moved from pasture to pasture, so it is very important that they are docile.  Firefly came to us with a bit of fire in her belly. You can see it in her face in the photo above.  She was ready to throw down at a moment’s notice.  After much head scratching and apple feeding, she’s a pretty happy cow.  However, she passed her ornery gene on to her first calf, Flora.  Flora makes moving the cows very exciting!  We’d prefer boring.

Meet Hank

Since Hank was from the same gene pool, Farmer John decided to halter train him from a very young age.  Each week, sometimes twice a week, John or Flavio (shown below) ties up Hank – brushes him, feeds him a little alfalfa and allows all of us to hug on him.  Yay!  Hank seems to like it, actually.  And, he’s so much more comfortable with us than his sister Flora. Whew.

Meet Hank

We don’t milk our cows (yet!)  But, Scottish Highlands are known to be good for both milk and meat.  So, in honor of Firefly’s wonderful addition to the farm, here’s a recipe for Honey Panna Cotta with Kefir.  Kefir is a type of cultured milk that adds an amazing tang to a recipe, as well as added probiotics to keep our digestion strong!

Honey Panna Cotta

Try Honey Panna Cotta with Kefir for your next dinner party – quick, healthful and sooo delicious.


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