We love reporting back on completed projects made possible by your generosity.
In the spring of 2016, we asked for your support to help the nuns at Dolma Ling Nunnery with their request for a cow shed for their small herd of milk cows.
You responded and now we’re happy to share a video, photos, and news of the completed cow shed. On behalf of all the nuns at the nunnery and their happier (and drier) cows, we’d like to say a huge thank you to Alix, Anna, Bob, Cindy, and Stuart for making this dream a reality.
This video was made by the nuns.
Dolma Ling Nunnery Cows
The nuns at Dolma Ling Nunnery and Institute have been keeping cows for the past 20 years. The nuns now have a herd of 14 cows, made up of 7 milking cows, five calves, and two older cows.
The cows are an important aspect of the nunnery’s income-generating efforts and provide the main kitchen with sufficient milk for the nuns’ daily needs. They also provide manure for the nunnery’s flourishing vegetable and flower gardens.
Two years ago the nuns built a new cow shed with inbuilt feeders and drainage for the cows. However, there wasn’t sufficient outdoor covered space for the cows to be tethered and fed when it was too hot or the monsoon rains were too heavy for the cows to be out grazing on the land.
Here’s a little excerpt from a video that the nuns made several years ago.
Thank you again for making this project possible and for improving the lives of the cows and also the 223 nuns living at Dolma Ling Nunnery.
We always list projects for the nuns that still need funding on our Current Projects page.