We have had so much rain that the yards are knee deep in muck. Usually, it is not so bad but the North side door has been opened, so the mothers can bring in their calves, and with all their coming and going that area has been churned into slop.
Lady Astor gets the concrete pad because she is on dry hay, I am trying to drop her production of milk so I can dry her up in a couple of months. Fat chance so far! I still let her out on the green fields a couple of hours in the afternoon. There is so much feed out there! To lock her up the whole time seems so mean. But the luscious green pastures do not help me to bring her production down!
Last night we had another inch of rain.
Here is a rubbish shot of Molly sleeping with her head stuck through the piglets creep door. She always does this. She just has to open an eye to see what they are up to. Then they have to climb over her nose to get out
I have already had my coffee and fried eggs and am off out to shovel the proverbial – the moment the barn is opened to cows they come in and stand around and fill the area with manure and pee gallons all over the floor. Thankfully they cannot get into the calves creep area so that stays fairly dry and clean.
Have a good one.
I think that is all for the rain for the meantime – I will go back outside to work now.
WEATHER: Cold, wet and windy. (Wellington weather).
Sunday 10/15 0% / 0 in
Cloudy with gusty winds. High near 55F. Winds NW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Sunday Night 10/15 10% / 0 in
Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 39F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
7:04 am 6:11 pm
Waning Crescent, 19% visible 2:32 am 4:22 pm