Early Morning Cow Move

a bit frosty

It was a bit brisk this morning.  The cows are munching the grass with a little frost on it.  Yesterday was a bit animated.  It started with the Seahawks heading to the superbowl, Brent loaded two cows onto the truck, kids off to school.  When the sun rose, there was some fence debugging, some tricky cow maneuvering, Leftie got some unwanted attention,  a gate broken ( bad cows ), a reel broken, a long walk with the water bowl and the iron-man-salt-lick carry.  Then ended with more hay moving, another gate broken ( bad Brent ) followed by our typical evening kid routine.  On this morning, it was calm.


The moon was out.

new fence

The new orchard fence is looking lovely.

lake and hay

The lakes are full.

Time to roll out the hay.

preparing to unwrap

Brent rips the haynet and unwraps it a bit.

net removal

The hay has a lovely smell.


Then he rolls with it.

patient cow

The cows wait patiently. Moo.

moving cows

Then the heptagons appear and they all walk through.


Brent inspects the cows.  We think about our next beef sale.  All that is left behind is a nicely worked pasture and a steaming pile of poo.  A sweet spot for fertility.

steaming pile of poo


4 thoughts on “Early Morning Cow Move

  1. grasspunk January 22, 2014 / 4:34 pm

    It’s not every day you read a post that has the word “heptagons” in it.

    • Jean Curtis January 22, 2014 / 5:07 pm

      I accidentally turned the dial to “Lv,” which I’m assuming is heptagonal mode.

  2. JillB January 23, 2014 / 6:48 am

    A beautiful heptagonal post! I so want to walk or ride my bike down the orchard fence lane. Happy Wednesday from sunny San Diego.

    • Jean Curtis January 23, 2014 / 8:39 am

      San Diego! I feel warmer already 🙂

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