Monday, May 30, 2011

Summer on the Farm

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to walk through the cows out on pasture. Over the last couple of weeks we have been taking cows to summer pasture where they will stay until September or October. 

Our cattle are very quiet as most are old show cattle, or have at least been tie broke during their life. This makes it easy to walk through them, be able to scratch a few old friends, and just enjoy the site of cow/calf pairs.

Each year we keep a few pairs at home to eat the grass there. The ones that stay are usually a few that we are going to show or sell throughout the  year. It also means that the better cows get to stay home so that visitors have something to look at when they stop.

If you are in the area, feel free to stop in any time to see the cattle at home, or a tour of the rest of the herd. Most of the cows are within 10 mins of the home place, so they are always a short drive away!

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