Sunday, May 10, 2009
Yesterday the cows switched from drinking from melt ponds and snow drifts to the spring that is on the cliff over the Matanuska River. The vanishing ponds indicate that the frost is going out and letting the water go into the subsoil. We did provide an alternate water source this afternoon by filling a large stock tank up by the well. That will probably be a preferred option for the mothers with very small calves because they have been known to fall off the cliff when they get to crowding.