It has been dry and sunny during the day with the temps in the 40's during the day and down to 20 degrees at night. Cold enough to freeze the water in the duck pool until it warms up around 11 am.
The herd is still rotating through the fields on their way to the barnyard for the winter.
Its a slow migration.
I frequently drive up the rural back road to check on them and I love finding them eating or napping in the sun.
I really hope this good weather continues. In August and September we had to feed hay because all the streams were bone dry and there was only water at the main barn. So this extended grazing is wonderful for us.
When the sun is out, the cows groom their herd mates and their calves.
The herd grazes in the valleys......
and on the rocky outcroppings on the hillsides,....
No piece of grass is overlooked or spared.
We do a lot of "hillside" grazing here in Vermont.
We do not waste an inch of ground.
And the calves expertly nurse on the hillsides. Some calves prefer nursing on the upside of a hill and some prefer the downside. Interesting to watch.
Mavis has been enjoying the sunshine on the porch.
Sometimes the pullets come up and lay down next to her.
I hope this weather continues for another 5 weeks. Think it will ?
Are your livestock still grazing ?