Holy (And Faithful) Cow!
Farm & Ranch Living|December/January 2018

Their first meeting was a shock, but in time Helga and her new family learned to love one another.

Tasha Furtney

It all started when my mom saw an ad for a Dexter named Helga. We specifically wanted a Dexter cow because it is smaller and more efficient at producing milk.

The cow was being sold for $700 or for the trade of a number of things its owner was interested in. One of those things happened to be a golf cart, and it just so happened that a month before, a man had given my family a golf cart. So we traded the golf cart and $200 for our first cow. The seller agreed to hold Helga until we got a shelter built.

Our cow was coming! My family, including my three sisters and one brother, had waited a long time to find just the right first cow. When we had finished the shelter, dubbing it the “cabana,” and the day finally arrived, I was so excited that I could hardly wait.

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