Friday, April 29, 2011

A Cows life

So far this Spring we have had 9 calves.

You may be wondering what a Cows life is like on our farm. If not I'm going to briefly fill you in anyway. The cows "come home" in late fall in order to take shelter in the barns and eat fresh hay. They then calve in the spring once the grass starts to turn green. We typically start calving around tax day. When the calves are two or three days old and we are confident that they are healthy we send the cow with her calf down to the pasture where they stay until late fall. Out on the pasture the cows and calves have as much grass as they can eat.

Here are a couple pictures of our little Herefords heading down to pasture last spring. I have yet to get some good shots this spring. Mainly because it's always raining!

We should have about 30 kittens here in the next month. Let me know if you know anyone that wants to give a sweet barn cat a home!

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