FOREST CITY | Elise Wirtjes will always remember the day she turned 9 years old.
Yes, there were usual things like birthday cake and a party, but it was also a day when a dairy cow on the family farm gave birth to triplets.
“We didn’t know what was taking so long in the barn until Dad came in and said Gretta had triplets,” Elise Wirtjes said. “We put on our coats and raced out to go see them.”
Dad is her father, Greg Wirtjes.
Gretta is a 5-year-old Jersey dairy cow that was once shown at the Hancock County Fair by Greg’s daughter Abigail. This was Gretta’s third pregnancy and the first time she had multiple calves.