Yesterday I finished shoveling all the proverbial out of the cow’s loafing/bedroom. I got it all clean then spread out the bale of straw to make their beds, then the cows came back in and began to EAT THE STRAW. Sigh. By this morning I think they may have eaten their entire bed. This years straw is tasty!
Every year a calf finds the boot of the car. (below)
The calves creep (small room only accessed by small calves) is locked off now – they have to go on their knees and crawl under the bar so I think they are big enough to sleep with the big cows. The added advantage is I can contain Lady and Aunty and the two black calves in a smaller area with less space for manure.
Now that there are only two big cows in the home barn we can reduce their barn space which is much more manageable for the pooper scooper.
Though it was a bit confusing for the babies last night. They liked their private nursery.
The temperatures will hover around freezing point today which gives me time to get some more work done in the chook house before it drops further. We seem to be averaging two or three eggs a day which is very nice.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Tuesday 01/23 60% / < 1 in
Mainly cloudy with snow showers around this morning. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 60%.
Tuesday Night 01/23 10% / 0 in
Partly cloudy this evening, then becoming cloudy after midnight. Low around 20F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
7:10 am 4:59 pm
Waxing Crescent, 35% visible 10:46 am 11:38 pm