Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Another Ethan first: He milked a cow.

On our visit to a friend’s farm, Ethan was initially so afraid of the cows that I had to carry him down the isle between the rows of cows. Gradually, he warmed up to them and began to pet their heads. Before long, he was walking around the barn with confidence.

After observing milking for a while, Ethan wanted to try, so a couple friendly farmers, Colleen and Wendy, crouched down with him next to Dotty, an exceptionally docile cow. She had already been milked, but still had enough in her for Ethan squeeze and pull in the right place and thus experience first hand where he gets his milk.