Monday, March 26, 2012

It's Almost Time... let the heifers and dry cows out on the meadow at the other farm!

Look at this luscious looking grass...

This morning, Jim walked around the meadow fence at the other farm, checking to see that it is secure and ready to contain twenty to thirty rambunctious animals.  He pounded in a few fence posts around the pond and repaired a few other spots...

Did you notice he's back in his coveralls and knit hat?  It felt like true March weather out there today!  The wind blew hard, and it was cold!  We were glad that the warm clothes hadn't made it to the basement yet...the shorts and T-shirts might have to wait until next week!

In the mean time, the ducks enjoyed the least until we came around...

Once the animals are left out onto the meadow, they will spend most of their time grazing, and won't be hungry for much else.  So this evening Jim tarped off the silo, to preserve the corn silage over there until we're ready to start feeding it again.

They will be so excited!  I'm hoping to take my camera over when we let them into the meadow's that much fun to watch!


  1. Of course the cows know the grass is always greener than the silage.

  2. I love how you get joy out of watching simple things like the first day cows are put on greener pastures;-)
    Have a wonderful day

  3. The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
    You know how it is with an April day
    When the sun is out and the wind is still,
    You're one month on in the middle of May.
    But if you so much as dare to speak,
    A cloud comes over the sunlit arch,
    A wind comes off a frozen peak,
    And you're two months back in the middle of March.

    Two Tramps in Mud Time--Robert Frost

  4. Nice pasture, the cows will love it! I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of them grazing!

  5. Sorry you've cooled off again. Hopefully it is short lived. The cows will be so happy to have that green stuff!


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