Grass-fed and grass-finished

Meet the Beeves

DRAMATIS PERSONÆ

STILL RUMINATING

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PRUDENCE

(2015-): Gertrude's daughter & new herd boss. Placid and sleepy. A paragon of cowflesh and mothering. Pride of the pasture.

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SALTIMBOCCA

(2015-): Betty's daughter. A dedicated nanny to all little calves. Has grown into a great herd mellower/bellower.

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LECHE

(2015-): Murray Grey cow. Distrustful and odd. Always looking for special treatment. An iconoclast.

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SARDINE

(2017-): Gertrude's daughter. Good disposition. Fond of apples.

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MASA

(2017-): Prudence's daughter. Destined for the locker.

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Haddock

(2017-): New Murray Grey heifer. The wary one.

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Tahini

(2017-): The other new Murray Grey heifer. Mellower.

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PEARL

(2017-): Leche's daughter. A small, beautiful weirdo.

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BUBBLES

(2018-): Clementine's yearling steer. Survived and thrived against overwhelming odds. Puny but handsome.

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RORSCHACH

(2018-): Prudence's yearling steer. Robust.

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CHOWDER

(2018-): Myrtle's yearling steer. Goofy-looking like his half-brother, Twinkle.

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GUMDROP

(2018-): Murray Grey bull. Bright future ahead of him. Precociously virile.

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Cookie

(2018-): Murray Grey yearling steer. Too friendly for his own good.

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MISO

(2018-): Leche's dun yearling steer. Beautiful and freaky.

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VERA

(2019-): Salty’s heifer calf. Eater of clothing and friendliest calf we’ve ever had.

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Cheeto

(2019-): Pearl’s bull calf (steered). So named because he cheated death.

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FIZZ

(2019-): Prudence’s heifer calf. Drama-free entrance, as befits all in her line.

THEIR TAGS HAVE BEEN RETIRED

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LUANNE

(2011-14): Gertrude’s half-sister/heifer. Domineering and slightly unhinged. Tasted fantastic.

CHUCK-ROAST

(2012-14): Semi-hostile heifer. Went gentle into that good night.

URSULA

(2013-15): LuAnne’s daughter. Spooky. Simple. Followed in her mother’s delicious footsteps.

MARMALADE

(2013-15): Goofy acrobatic heifer. Departed with a strange willingness. Beefy.

BRYCE ANDREWS

(2014-15): Betty’s steer. Sweet-tempered, one-horned. Would have made a wonderful ox, alas. From beef we came and to beef we shall return.

SOUFFLÉ

(2014-15): Gertrude’s steer. Spritely, annoying and loud. Sacrificed himself for the glory of Odin.

BETTY

(2008-16): Herd boss emeritus. Allowed herself to be milked at times of direst need. Grew spooky and fractious in latter days.

LENGUA

(2015-): Murray Grey heifer and Leche's half-sister. Sold off farm as breeding stock. May have been carrying a Tidbit spawn.

TIDBIT

(2014-16): Our Galloway bull. Puny but virile. Sang high tenor. Often sweet; occasionally wild and dangerous. We miss him.

PINTO

(2015-16): Normande/Jersey steer. Got into everything. Destroyed hoses. Interfered with nursing. Very tasty.

FAVA

(2015-16): Normande/Angus/Gelbvieh steer. Shy and doe-eyed. Followed Pinto's lead with everything -- even unto death.

TURNIP

(2016-): Hildy's yearling daughter. Sold off farm, whereupon she promptly escaped and wandered abroad for some time before returning to new owners.

ANCHO

(2015-17): Hereford steer. Curly-headed. Thought he was a (friendly) bull. Tasted like a (tasty) steer.

HOT WAX

(2015-17): Hereford steer. Had no personality whatsoever, but great intramuscular fat.

BRUNHILDA

(2013-17): Gertrude's first daughter. Brutish and pushy. Built like the proverbial brick structure. Dressed at 1,091 lbs.

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PINKY

(2016-17): British White steer. Weirdly large for his age. Placid and meaty.

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GOOSE

(2016-17): British White steer. Master of the "deer in the headlights" look. Taught all the calves to climb inside the bale feeder, damn his bovine soul.

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FLAPJACK

(2013-18): Odd, curious loner-cow. Shoe-licker. Sought to investigate all things. Intractable. Kicked when fractious. Took 6 hours to load into a trailer.

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GERTRUDE

(2011-18): Herd boss emeritus. Hungry, demanding and loud. Mellowed with age. Assumed her responsibilities with gravity.

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SPECK

(2016-18): Gertrude's steer. Sweet and curious. Also robust, like so many of his mother's progeny. Well-missed.

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HUEVO

(2016-18): Flapjack's steer. A cheeky, curly-headed little guy. Bore more than a passing resemblance to his venerated dad, Tidbit.

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BUNNICULA

(2016-): British White bull. Mutated the genetics of our herd. Moved to a farm in Jamaica (Vermont) where his good works could continue.

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MYRTLE

(2013-18): Betty's daughter. Friendly, somnolent, torpid. Rarely ventured far or moved with anything approaching speed.

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CLEMENTINE

(2016-18): Myrtle's daughter. Inherited her mother's disposition.

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PASTRAMI

(2017-18): Apple-eating steer. Liked head scratches from day 1.

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SALAMI

(2017-18): Steer. No discernible personality.

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KIMCHI

(2017-19): Salty's steer. Leggy and skittish.

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TWINKLE

(2017-19): Myrtle's steer. Fairly monumental and deeply annoying.

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PICKLE

(2017-19): Flapjack's steer. Bore away the last of his mother’s bizarre genetics.

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GHERKIN

(2018-): Salty's heifer. Sold to some kindly folks down the road who renamed her Mabel.