Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bovines in the Back Yard

We practice a loose form of rotational grazing at Squash Blossom Farm. We don't have a lot of pastureland, but we also graze the large front and back yards. It greatly reduces mowing, makes me appreciate (rather than rue) the diversity of grasses and weeds, and I think the cows like to explore new lands now and then.

Last night Rog strung the electric wire around the back yard and this morning after milking, I  hooked up the fencer and moved the cows in. The moms immediately dived into grazing the new buffet.
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The confused calves had to be herded through the loafing shed into the yard. 
Lariat savored the fresh, tall grass.
Jitterbug romped and
Lindyhop raced around the yard,

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and Lindy played butt-head with the tire swing.

2 comments:

Creations by Dina said...

I guess kids aren't the only ones who enjoy a good old tire swing!!!
Too Cute!!

gz said...

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