Tuesday, May 06, 2014

On This Day

I really want this rock!
The sixth of May...Bama and Neon Moon went to pasture for the first time this year.

They were at once funny and sad. Bama bounced around like a new spring lamb, which since she is expecting a calf late next month or maybe in early July, was quite a sight to see.

Moon however, missed the other cows. She kept mooing and looking around for them for quite a while. Eventually however, after giving us fits sloshing around in the muddiest, most dangerous part of the field, they paired up and headed off out of sight.

I imagine we will have lots of fun finding them and getting them back in tonight so we can milk Moon and keep them filled up with hay. This time of year with the lush new grass you always have to worry about bloat and grass tetany. we didn't turn them out until early afternoon so they....hopefully...won't overeat.

In other news, there is faint peeping coming from under the hard hat on the porch. Sounds as if the wrens have hatched. There has been quite a clamor of parents coming in and out all day. Pretty smart birds building their nest in an OSHA approved structure like that.

And in addition I put up some of the lovely bird feeders my friend, Linda, (thanks) sent last week. One is in front of a new window for feeding. Wonder how long it will take them to find it. I will get some pics once the birds start using them. 

Also, the boss cleared off some garden area and put composted manure on it. And the hops are up. Never a dull moment during this, the best time of year....


Cathy said...

Awwww . . . looking around for the others . .
Awww . . . . :(
However - it's so nice to think of 'em in the green again.
Can hardly wait for pictures of whatever emerges from under that OSHA helmet!

Terry and Linda said...

Oh, good! I'm glad you are able to use them. I have another big box (the last) ready to mail to you. I just need to get to the town!


Cathy said...

P.S. What is that rock ? !

joated said...

The farmer down the hill hasn't turned his girls out yet.
Any. Day. Now.
Every time I go past and see them in the barnyard, I believe I can see the yearning in their eyes as they gaze upon the greening pasture.

threecollie said...

Cathy, they seemed to enjoy wandering around nibbling the new grass. We certainly enjoyed watching them while they did. As to the rock, I am not sure, but I would guess a granite boulder...small boulder...coated with limestone. Whatever it it, it is really neat!

Linda, oh, yes, it was like Christmas in May! I put one right outside the kids' window so when the birds find it they can enjoy seeing and hearing them.

Joated, if we still had the whole herd we probably couldn't put them out either. The grass is just too backward.Not much for them to eat.