NEW SCOTLAND — Rosie, the Scottish Highland cow that wowed visitors at Indian Ladder Farms, has died.
“She died peacefully in her pen at the age of 22,” said a Thursday, Jan. 23, post on the farm’s Facebook Page. “She has been buried here on the farm, where she lived her entire life and enjoyed her time with many, many friends.”
Of all the different animals people can pet and feed while taking a break from picking apples at Indian Ladder, Rosie, with her considerable girth, mussed tan hair and intimidating horns, was the main attraction.
“Rest in Peace Rosie, we have fond memories of visiting her as children and then having our own children visit her,” said one of the some 250 posts on the farm’s Facebook page.
The farm will hold a “celebration of her life” in the Tasting Room on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. A slide show will be shown at the party, and people are urged to send photos of Rosie to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included.
There is also a fundraising campaign established in her memory to benefit Heifer International, an organization that “empowers families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity.”
“What we love most about Heifer’s work is the sustainable way they are transforming the world, one family, one community, at a time,” according to the campaign’s announcement. “We believe in Heifer International and am fundraising to support their life-changing work around the world — keeping the legacy of our loved one alive.”
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