It’s getting hot hot. This is the part where we look for paddocks next to trees. The herd is doing well in the heat, but they are always thankful for a bit of shade.
They finished eating the paddock we call “Colorado.” To you, it looks brown and dry. If you walk in the field and look underneath the tall grass, it is rich with green. The cows were fat. They ate all the good stuff and left what they didn’t like. This will add fertility and seeds for the fall growth.
We had to wake them up to get them moving. Brent and his lead cows led the way. I took up crowd control and lagging calves. Calves usually lag because they stare at me. Very curious, those calves.
Cow 78 took her time. She wanted to do a bit more munching in the lane before moving to the next paddock. It’s tough because we moved them through a perfect alfalfa field. They couldn’t help but munch their way along.
Keep it moving 78, you’re almost there.
It’s a lot cooler in “Colorado 2.” The trees help and the the lush, green grass.