I am now feeding the cow at my aunt’s house in Anandpur, on a daily basis. I am responsible to feed it vegetables, grass, and hay daily, thrice a day.
The cow is fed in the morning before milching, then in the afternoon, and then again in the evening. The cow and her calf is cared for very much. The family milks the cow only once in a day, to ensure the calf gets enough milk to drink. Special porridge is cooked daily to feed the beautiful animals.
The cow is very important for the family. They are against selling it, which makes me happy. A cow is a yardstick for the prosperity of a Bengali rural household.