Those that have been following the story will be familiar with the cow bought by Loanhead Church. The cow produced a calf which unfortunately died.
When we visited last, in October, the cow was expecting again although at that point all the animals were enduring a long dry summer. The good news, which arrived at the beginning of the year, is that we have another calf. This time it is a boy! In celebration, the children at Marietherese's Saturday Church enjoyed some of the milk which comes free gratis along with the calf.
The mother will continue to provide milk for some time to come and so also a steady income for the project. We will now need to make a decision as to the future of the calf. One option is to sell it for meat. Another is to keep it for breeding. Loanhead's investment continues to pay dividends.