Thursday, April 23, 2015

First Grass...

This has got to be one of the most fun things to do in the spring...

After the fences are all checked, and the grass is long enough in the meadow, and the ground has dried off enough to handle those sharp hooves, we let the cows out to graze in the meadow.  Here they come...

(Check out the cow on the right side of the screen as she runs down the path on her knees, she's so excited!)


Before they settled down to graze, a couple of them had to play queen of the mountain...


One of them broke a wire and took a friend along for a short stroll before we got them back in.  Thankfully everyone else was busy and didn't notice, or we'd have had a real problem.

We stood around the edges of the electric fence for about thirty minutes until they all settled down and put their heads down...


That first grass...mmmmm!

11 comments:

  1. i love when grown cows are so excited they run and buck. :) glad you didn't have a whole herd of escapees!

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  2. This is wonderful! I've recently been reading about the importance of vitamin K2 for humans. Found in milk products from grass fed cows, and especially the early spring grass; these cows instinctively know what's good for them!

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  3. Alica... are their tails all docked? Is this for cleanliness?

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  4. It a Spring ritual here too but at the moment our fields are under a lot of water as the river has risen to flood status in low line area. The water is at the river edge in front of our house. We are keeping our fingers crossed for no major flooding.

    Hugs,
    JB

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  5. Acting just like youngsters they are so happy to get out on the new grass. This is a glimpse at a world that I could never experience.

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  6. I always enjoy the "new spring grass" post. Those pretty ladies were really getting a kick out of their new pasture.

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  7. What fun to see their excitement. Do cows ever have trouble adjusting to the high sugar content of fresh grass?

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  8. I'm thinking that the cows look forward to this moment as much as you. Great photos!

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  9. It must be such fun to watch the cows' excitement. Our cows are grass fed all year long and don't know how lucky they are.

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  10. I once heard someone use the term "like heifers in Spring" to describe middle school boys leaving class for lunch. Perfect.

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  11. What fun to watch them run! I noticed that they have very very short tails. Are they clipped?

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