Thursday, 13 November 2014
They are here!
Just in time. The farmer cleaned out the loose housing earlier this week and spread the 'muck' on the fields. Yesterday he spread a deep layer of straw and this morning the farmer's son called to say he was walking over the fields with the first cows this afternoon, for their winter stay.
And here they are, complete with the salt licks to aid their digestion (i.e. make them drink more). All are (hopefully) in calf and all look jolly happy to be inside as it is an awful dark, cold day today. They walked across the fields (the farmer's two sons rode behind them on the quad bike), came in and went straight for the silage.
I love it when they come for the Winter (these will be here until a week or two before they are due to calve unless there are complications) because it means there is always life in the yard when I go down to get the car out of the garage. Even the farm cats, Blackie and Creamy were out and about, watching the proceedings - I think they are pleased too.