The spring season at the farm has always been a busy time and this year is no exception. We have been planting, watering and chasing cows. I told you earlier that we had eleven head of cattle and a donkey. Most of the time if you have a good fence and food for them they will just stay wherever you put them without any problem but the key here is having a fence.
Last fall we fenced off more pasture for the cattle down by the creek that runs through our property and starting moving the cattle to different pastures as they ate the grass. It rains a lot in the spring here and we usually have a little flood in the fields down by the creek. We know this is going to happen and we just go every morning and evening and check on the cattle and make sure they are ok. On the third day when we went down to the pasture we didn’t see any cattle or a donkey. My husband and I are thinking they are over in the corner but we got a real surprise when our search turned up no cattle.
We got to the far end of the pasture and that was when we saw the problem, no fence or gate. Now a fence and a gate are very important for keeping livestock in your pasture. I was getting a little worried but my husband said they probably had not gone far and he was right. Our neighbor has a nice field of grass that is not fenced in so they decided to go over for a little snack. We were so lucky they were so close to home and we could lure them to one of our pastures with a bucket of feed.
I was so glad we only had the eleven to worry about but later that week my husband tells me that he and Joe have decided to buy 20 more cows, 22 calves, a bull, and another donkey. They are cattle barons! Joe is another owner in the farm who helps out with all our endeavors. The cattle we have are Black Angus so we bought more black angus and some Simmental.
Pictures are attached for your enjoyment. Take care and have a good week.