Sunday, May 6, 2012
Rained out in the bottom of the 9th.... (hour)
As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.... yesterday was a day of a few words and many picturesque moments. The task for the day - move 240 cow calf pairs from their winter pasture to the first spring pasture. When it comes to range stewardship, it is best to allow each plant to be grazed once in a pasture and then move off the pasture and allow enough time for adequate regrowth before 'rotating' back to that pasture again. The concept is easier than the actual practice, but we do our best. Above - Lenny and Hoss waiting for their 'girl power' to join them for the mission at hand. The girls rode yesterday and the boys fenced (all four of them).
We got the horses back to the barn, left them in to dry off with supper (some pretty yummy looking 2nd cutting alfalfa) and went in to do the same. The four fencing boys had a hot supper on the table and tales of waiting the rain out in the fencing pick up. Gettin' rained on was totally worth not having to make supper!!!!!
So from our little piece of heaven at the end of the road that recieved some wonderful moisture yesterday, here's to keeping the cows happy, the calves healthy and the horses and humans fit.