Friday, May 27, 2016
I suspect that #31 has lost her calf. She was a mile away by herself an not apparently pregnant.
On the brighter side on this beautiful day, the swallows are nesting and apparently using a lot of my home made nesting sights. I looked out to find dozens of them outside the barn listening to the music being blue toothed through the boom box from my Kindle.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
I would need to check but I don't believe she has ever had a bull so she has a lot of relatives in the herd that 14 years ago was only 6.
Saw the first swallows of the season.
Friday, May 6, 2016
5/7/16 determined he is a boy- Moses he will be!
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The only natural water in the early pasture cow lot is from a spring on the edge of a cliff 100 feet over the Matanuska River. On hot days the cows crowd down there and over the years many of them have been pushed over the cliff.
The first time that happened- six of them went over. One washed way and two drowned. It took most of the summer to slash a trail and lead out the three survivors.
Yesterday I took the chainsaw and felled two cotton wood trees across the bottom end of the spring to create a barrier which will be reinforced with ropes. Hopefully this will be the end of feeding our prime beef to the belugas.