Saturday, January 1, 2011

1 1 11 ~ 4 the Cows

"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.


  1. Happy New Year ! Glad things are coming together ands starting to get more normal

  2. Its been quite a year for you. Here's to a New Year without any disasters. Blessings to you for a prosperous and safe 2011!!

  3. I'll have to give the bull next door some treats. He usually let's me pick grass for him but it's almost dead now but he still comes to the fence!
    Hope 2011 is a better year for all of us! Get well soon!

  4. Sorry to hear you are sick. :((

    I hope a tractor appears really soon.

    Here's to a much Happier New Year.

  5. The love of the graham crackers! I hope you get well soon!

    Happy 2011!


  6. I thought you're cows were at church receiving communion...great shot! And I LOVE Mavis: Protector-of-the-Hay!
    Feel better,