Here you will find some of our barn buddies who are not permeant residence, but are stalled with us or simply passing through for a few days.


Louie is a pure bred Normande cow that is staying with us until our neighbor's barn is built.  While he's not a permanent resident, he's been hanging around long enough for us to fall in love.  Lou came to my neighbors as a bottle calf and was attacked by dogs that had gotten loose.   His injuries resulted in a weeks stay at Iowa State University where he could receive specialized care.  The attacks and injuries didn't slow him down one bit; he bounced back and  his playful personality showed through.  Like many youngsters, you'll frequently find him romping around the pasture getting into trouble with Rudy the mini donkey.  Its been a really fun experience learning about cattle and how they can be great companion animals.