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spring sleet

At this time of year the livestock moves over the pastures very quickly, and paddocks are consequently large, which means they take a long time to set up, so when the sleet started yesterday afternoon it caught us in the field and there was no getting away until the fence was up and the cows set for the night.  80 more words

Rotational Grazing

green grass!

There are few kinds of relief to be compared to that of the grass farmer when spring green-up finally arrives; maybe the only one would be the sensation of a man in a strange city when he finally spots the door marked ‘Gents’.  186 more words

Dairy Cow

sacrifice paddocks

Wednesday, March 25, the Annunciation:

All winter we’ve held the lactating cows up front on the better forage, while the dry cows, heifers and yearlings cleaned up out back on the paddocks farthest from the dairy, and therefore the longest walk for the milkers.  254 more words

Dairy Cow

My Cows Hate Me

Well some of them anyway.  Jane is pretty content from the looks of her noonday nap today.  She’s busy making milk.

These guys?  Not so much.  274 more words

Farm Life

A Big Thank You

to my husband for making my job easier in many ways.

Especially when it comes to our electric fencing setup or system, whatever you want to call it.  655 more words

Farm Life

A Big Day - Cows In

It’s been balmy enough that the grass is starting to grow.  Which means it’s time to put the cows in once and for all.  I have over stayed my welcome in the pasture.  516 more words

Farm Life