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A Hungry Calf Wants Its Milk!

Posted in: Cuenca Ecuador, Ecuador Travel, Traveling Kids

When we were at Hacienda Uzhupud, we got to milk a cow at the little farm they have there.

But before we got a chance to start, a calf ran up and started taking all our milk! The lady that was helping us, Claudia, was trying to take the calf away… he wouldn’t budge.

In fact, he got more and more stubborn and rough. He was giving his poor old mama a hard time.

A pull at the rope, and a vigorous BANG! on the utter would follow from the calf. The funny thing is that whenever it would bang its poor mom, milk would come squirting right out the back of the utter! It was pretty funny to see, but I felt bad for that poor cow! 🙁 milk-cow-ecuador

Now I Get To Milk A Cow… Finally!

It turns out that the calf left me some milk! 😀 It was really neat to milk it.

Some people say that milking a cow is hard, especially if its your first time. I don’t think so. The only thing I found a little hard was getting the milk in the bucket. 🙂 It was very easy getting the milk out though! It squirted all over me and Claudia :).

When it was time to go, my pants were all wet! But I didn’t mind, it was all part of the fun! In the end, I think I could milk a cow every day, I liked it sooo much!

Have you milked a cow or done something similar? I would love to hear your story!!! Please share it in the comments below! Until next time and HAPPY TRAVELS!


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Meet the Author

Drew is the daughter of Bryan and Dena Haines. She moved to Ecuador when she was just 8 years old. She now blogs about amazing animals on her site:

5 comments… add one
  • Joyce Uzcategui Sep 25, 2013, 9:10 am

    Drew: I just found your blog. I love it. It looks like you are enjoying yourself in Ecuador. My husband and I are moving to Ecuador in Feb., so I read many expat blogs. I thought it was fun to see Ecuador from the eyes of a young person. I am a retired teacher and I was thinking how many of the things you write about would be interesting to the students in the US and beyond. To widen your blog community, check out many school/classroom blogs, make comments and tell them what you are up to. You could get a lot of new readers.Your experiences could ease the fears of other kids who are facing a move to a any new country. They can see how jumping into the new things with an inquisitive attitude can change a seemingly negative experience into a positive one.I am looking forward to reading your past posts now and your future ones.

  • Tessa Saccomanno Sep 2, 2013, 12:37 pm

    drew,my name is Tessa. I am 6 yrs old. I am coming to live in ecuador in the spring of next year.
    I am learning Spanish, but I have a question you might help me with.
    How are you getting your schooling? I have other questions, but this is
    The most important one for me now.
    Love, Tessa

    • Drew Haines Oct 15, 2013, 2:25 pm

      Hi tessa,

      Thank you for commenting. I do my schooling online with a school in California.

  • Nana Jul 26, 2013, 12:11 pm

    Wow, you must be a chip off the old block. You would have made Grampie proud. Perhaps the next time we are in Ecuador, we can see if I still remember how to do it, after all these years. 🙂

    • Joyce Uzcategui Sep 25, 2013, 9:16 am

      To Nana, In just these few sentences, I can tell Drew is lucky to have a Nana like you. I know it is difficult to have your grandchildren so far away. This is such a great way for you to keep in touch. Don’t you just love technology?

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