Anybody with miniature cows?
My husband has always been interesting in having a cow. I know, however, that they require daily care, and that is not something he's interested in. He has been reading up on miniature cows and has declared that they are almost maintenance free, graze on your lawn, and need minimal barn room (we don't have a barn) along the lines of a shed.
Let me finish this by saying that he loves the idyllic farm life, but would like to be more of a "gentleman" farmer (maybe a landed noble). I have become very cautious of any new idea because the work generally falls on me. He works very hard at his job, but does not see weekend maintenance as enjoyable, and thus doesn't want to do it. I just don't have enough time to do all the work, nor do I feel like being the staff for his farm. We have reached a bit of a happy medium. We now have chickens, which I and the kids enjoy taking care of. We have a roughly 100x30 vegetable plot which he informed me (after it was put in) that he just wouldn't have time to cultivate so it would be my job. The happy medium is that if it is my job it will be done completely on my time line. So, he provides the means for us to have these things but is not pushy about what is required. He also appreciates the work I do and how things like the flower beds make the house beautiful and enjoyable.
I'm afraid a cow, any cow, even a miniature cow, would upset that balance! Does anybody have any experience with them?