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Barnyard Discovery

2 Aug

While I was milking Cinnamon this morning, I heard a loud moo.  The cows discovered the barnyard.  I’ve never had this many cattle in my barnyard at one time before.  It’s a good thing for them.

They were looking for the water tank. They don’t drink really often, but when they do, they’ll drink five gallons at a time, which is why I need the continuous filling water tank with cows.

Some were a bit more creative about drinking than the rest.

The little bit of water they had in the Back Forty is rapidly disappearing (and getting really gross from them walking and pooping in it).  This is about all that’s left out there.

They also needed the salt/mineral block.  I took one to them in pasture, but I think they must have rolled it into the water and let it melt.  Really?

They were noisy.

They were curious.

A bit too curious for me (that’s the bull watching me), so I did put panels across the openings.  I really don’t want them in the barn, especially where I have to hand scoop it out.

I finally found Purple 11.  I really have been a bit nervous about the bull and didn’t want to go walking through the middle of them, so I have been checking from a distance by counting (thirteen cows, twelve calves and one bull) to make sure they are all there and just standing around.  But I finally got to see her up close!  She’s still waiting to have her calf.

They explored and drank and licked the salt block and left lots of pies and then they wandered back out to pasture about an hour later.

Now that they know about the cattle tank, I assume they’ll be visiting up here about twice each day.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.

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Kids Will Be Kids

15 Jul

The barnyard seems awfully empty and quiet with the February/March kids leaving the farm.

That’s a good thing.  The June kids are enjoying having the whole barnyard as their playground.

Twyla

I’m not so sure Farina is pleased to be a part of the playground.

Jumbo and Biscuit on Farina

Jumbo and Cookie’s boys were certainly having fun though.

Reva watching Jumbo, Biscuit and Butter on Farina

Even with all that space, Biscuit still manages to find a way to need rescued.  He got in with the bucks and Ollie and couldn’t figure out how to get back on the right side.  His brother, Butter, didn’t seem to care to much.  I was nice and helped him figure out how to get back with the kids.

Silly boy!

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my side bar.

Friday’s Hunt v4.2

14 Jul

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt. I want to thank everyone who joined in last week. I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

We are starting round four! It’s hard to believe. I did make a slight change. It will still go through the alphabet for the first prompt, but there are two other prompts that will change each week. As always, you can choose to do one or all. If you enjoy the week’s favorite, by all means continue to add that. If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be: Starts with C, building, and something I wear. I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with working on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with B:  Buster Brown.  He’s the ten-year-old wether that just came to the farm.  He’s pretty mellow.  I can pet him as I walk past.

Buster Brown

Unbalanced: Sky has very unbalanced ears.  I still think he’s adorable!

Sky

Door: Here are several barn doors.

Now it’s your turn!