We call her Etta for short, and she’s the official blog cow of Cow Spots and Tales!
Etta was born on September 20,2011, and I chronicle the happenings of her life here on my blog. It’s a way for you, my readers, to get an inside look at the life of a typical dairy cow on our farm.
Of course she’s a bit extra special because she’s the blog mascot, but all the animals on our farm get the same TLC as Etta does.
Here’s a more grown-up shot of Henrietta in the barn. She’s pictured here at almost 3 years old.
On August 1, 2013, Etta gave birth for the first time. She had a little girl (heifer) calf, and her name was chosen from reader suggestions as Sophia. She appears to have just as much spunk as her mother!
Etta’s second calf, also a heifer, arrived on August 6, 2014. Readers again chimed in to help me name her, and she is little Lucille (Lucy).