Something to Hide
At the age of eight, when her milk production had waned and she was deemed no longer productive, Clarabelle was slated for slaughter. This is the usual fate of dairy cows, despite their longevity being around 20 years.
To make matters more tragic, Clarabelle was carrying another baby. But then kindness found her and brought her to safety at Edgar’s Mission.
One day her behaviour told us that something was amiss, although her baby was not expected for another week.
Further investigation revealed that her precious little calf had indeed been born, and Clarabelle had carefully hidden her baby in the tall grassy stand of the paddock.
Clarabelle’s baby was discovered on Valentine’s Day, and was aptly named Valentine in honour of the love between mother cows and their babies. Years on, Clarabelle can still be seen grooming her sweet daughter, and their bond is stronger than ever.
Kinder Dairy Alternatives
These fritters from The Kind Cook are simple, gluten free, and lip-smackingly tasty.
A mouth-watering twist on this classic dessert.
A light, fluffy and decadent breakfast treat thanks to The Kind Cook.
An amazingly simple creamy sauce laced with spinach and sliced mushrooms from Vegan Easy.
Like humans, it is widely proven that mother sheep and goats bond immediately with their newborns. They also know the individual odour of their own babies.
Did you know pigs are thought to be smarter than some dogs? They have engaging personalities, enjoy good food and the sun, seek out companionship, love their babies and desperately try to protect their own lives.
Like many, we grew up with the romantic notion that dairy products were wholesome and good, and indeed they are if you are a baby calf.
As the festive season sped towards its climax, a pregnant sow gave birth to seven little piglets. Sadly, only three would survive.
When a tiny lamb arrived at Edgar’s Mission, his life was hanging in the balance.