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A Walk in Pasture

2 Dec

Now that the cows have gone and the goats are shut on the front pasture, there’s not much to look at out in the Back Forty.  Although, I still think it’s beautiful.

The neighbor has cows on the corn field behind us.

I did see this.  I’m not sure what kind of den it is.  I’m okay with fox.  I will have a fit if it’s coyote.  I don’t know how to tell the difference.

There were a ton of doves that took off when I got close.

Not much out there right now.


Loading Out Cattle

25 Nov

It was time for my nephew’s cattle to leave the Back Forty and head to a harvested corn field so they could feast on corn stalks.  We thought about doing it the old fashioned way and walking them through town, but we figured people might not be happy if they meandered through their yards leaving pies along the way.  Instead, they brought their shiny new trailer this morning.

Then we headed out to pasture to bring the cattle up to the barnyard.  No pictures of my zooming around on the Ranger driving them up.  It was fun though.  It’s been a long time since I’ve herded cattle.  Luckily these were pretty cooperative.

When everyone else caught up (they were on foot), we ran them on into the barnyard.

After we got everyone into the barnyard and shut the gate to the lane, we ran the cattle into the barn.

Then the corral panel went across the opening to the barn.

Then we started walking them through the barn to get on the trailer.

It wasn’t too bad.  The bull, 2J80, did dig his front feet in and refuse to move for a few minutes, but then he loaded.

The naughty rump roasts don’t have a lot of experience with getting on trailers, so they did wander around and not want to cooperate.

Four of them escaped the barn, but we finally got everyone loaded and moved.


19 Nov

I was trying to take a picture of the naughty rump roast to show you how big and fuzzy they are getting.

He decided he should come check me out.

At least it was a good shot of his fuzzy ears.