Monday, July 1, 2013

An Update on the Cattle

Our six new Belted Galloway cows have produced four calves so far--three heifers and one bull. 

They seem to be thriving on life out in the pasture. They are rotationally grazed, like the sheep. We move them every few days, based on the size of the paddock and the weather conditions. We've had lots of rain, which keeps the grass growing optimally.

It's always a joy to see the little ones enjoying life. The calves learned very quickly that they could sneak under the single strand electric fence and wander away from mom. They explore, or play together, or just take a nap away from the rest.  

The cows call them to come back. Like human children, sometimes they obey, and sometimes they don't.

What did I tell you about picking your nose in public?


  1. Calves are so cute, and who would believe how soft and fuzzy they are?

    1. They are awfully cute. But I'm not sure if they're soft--they don't let us get very close to them. =)

  2. Beautiful pictures! And I"m glad you got your beans planted ;)


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