Greeting from Elkhorn Creek Ranch near the epicenter of the Bakken Oil Formation.
After bring the last three pairs through the gate with Chance, I went back to get the Ford and my co-pilot from grandma's house to check on the cows and calves in the recently moved to pasture. Co-pilot crashed shortly after take off. And yes, that is spaghetti from lunch.... it matched his coat!
SSSoooooo... the spring pasture that we moved on to the beginning of May, a cool season, tame grass pasture. The only one on the place. It was taken out of crop production specifically for spring grazing. It helps us keep the native and warm season grass pastures 'saved' for later in the season. Most years we move the cows onto this pasture earlier, but with all the old grass from last year left behind, we needed to get some of that cleaned out before the move to the 'COOL TAME' pasture.
So, from our little piece of heaven at the end of the road, here's to keeping the cows happy (and they REALLY are right now in their new digs), the calves healthy (and they are because their mamma's are milking so well on their spring pasture), and the horses and humans (especially after my mountain climbing) fit.