I’ll be honest. I have 3 amazing kids – one of the most common life lessons I have tried to teach my kids is “I do not care if life is not fair”. Please do not come to me with the “It’s not Fair” excuse. With that said, I must confess I had one of those “Life is not Fair” moments today. Many a dairy farmer has watched a favorite cow give birth to a bull calf. Normally this is just part of a normal day, the 50% chance of getting either a heifer or a bull. For some reason a show cow takes on a different perspective. Once she has been confirmed pregnant, you spend lots of time wondering and hoping if she will bless the farm with a wonderful female offspring. You try not to get your hopes up too much- but I will admit it is hard to not plan and think about all the great things that can happen when your daughter’s favorite brown swiss has a daughter.
Let me introduce “Stephen Curry”. He is an adorable little 100% Brown Swiss bull calf. While he may cute as he can be, he can not permanently stay at our dairy farm. Luckily we have some good friends who live nearby who adore and appreciate the brown swiss breed as much as we do. “Stephen Curry” will move to their farm as soon as he is old enough (probably 4 months from now). So in the mean time, every time I feed Stephen Curry I will quietly remind myself that “Life is not Fair”. At least in this case.