With only a few rolls of hay left, more squares have been purchased.
Rain is predicted and I suspect that the barnyard will get muddy so the cows will have to be moved.
Feeding the square bales is very time consuming.
There is lots of waste because the cows step on it and grind it into the mud....or the snow.
The herd was moved to a far field to keep them high and dry.
Now we had to haul square bales out there to feed them.
We do not want to drive over the fields to get to the cows because it would cause compaction of the soil this early in the spring and that would damage our hay crop.
So the hay is carefully stacked under the 4 giant pine trees and then thrown over the fence to the cows.
The cows see me throwing bales over the fence to feed them.
It gets a bit nutty as I throw bales over the fence...the herd gangs up and starts ripping up the square bales and then I jump the fence to drag the bales away from them to the field to spread them out so the entire herd has plenty of room to eat.
I give myself credit for unplugging the electric fence down at the barn before jumping over it to feed the cows.
Sometimes I forgets...
Mavis got enough courage to follow me out to the field........ and then Glennie chased Mavis out of the field.
After an hour or so the herd is fed and the water tub is full.
I do love the sounds and smells of the herd eating good hay.
Another successful morning.
How was yours?