Went to hang out with the herd on Saturday and Monday. They are an hour away from me now and I miss not being able to just scoot up the road to feed them apples twice a day.
So, I bought a box of their favorite graham crackers and headed North.
Most of the moms were nursing their growing calves when I arrived.
Then they came over to check my pockets....... They found their treats.
Then I noticed how fabulous this 5 week old bull calf looks. The muscling and thickness at just 5 weeks of age. He has "the look." Would be a nice herd sire for a beef producer looking to put more muscling and some length on their calf crop. However, once the colder weather comes I am making him a steer.
My other surprise was how quickly Wanda's multiple punctures and scrapes were healing up.
The swelling on her leg is now completely gone. I sprayed her some more to keep any and all flys off of her while she continues to heal. Wanda always gets extra treats....
I sprayed the rest of the herd as they came for their cracker treats and checked each over. Gwen's lumps are a little less swollen and she is looking much better.
As I returned to my truck, I found these two girls looking for a ride.
They were insistant that they wanted to hop in. I was tempted to give them a ride back to their farmhouse, but thought I better not start a habit that would be hard to stop. I gave them a treat and sent them on their way.
As I left the farm I glanced to my right at the view of a typical Vermont farm. Lucky cows.