I was sad to read though that the Giacomini family sold their cows to Merced. I have often thought I would like to come back as a Point Reyes dairy cow, but not if I am going to be sold to Merced. It is "the end of an era" according to the Point Reyes Light. The local historian, Dewey Livingston, says this, "Like them or not, dairy ranches have provided the major economic activity in West Marin since the 1860's, and continue to provide some of the best food products in the world. Since the decline in the number of dairy ranches began in the 1970's, the loss of even one is just another blow to the traditional local food producers."
Change means I can communicate with you, like this, from Point Reyes. It also means some very sad cows, since it would be hard to leave this area for another. I truly think this place where two continental plates glide is something special indeed!