"She who feeds her livestock early on the first day of the year, will have good luck all year long."
The herd came eagerly for their traditional New Years Day feast.
They also enjoyed the new water tank AND the new water tank heater.
Still no tractor.
Rolling the hay by hand.
Have to stack the hay, outside, closer to the cows.
When the hay gets wet the plastic netting freezes and makes it almost impossible to get it off.
If we had a tractor we could put the hay INSIDE the hoop barn and then take it to the cows with the tractor. So we have to try this logical method of stacking the hay closer to the cows, since noone wants to roll these 800 lb hay rolls very far. The hay is stacked where the shadow of the barn use to be.
Most of us here in the village are sick with a full blown upper respiratory illness. Its nasty.
Wishing you and your animals a healthy and productive 2011.