Monday, August 11, 2014

Roaming the Pastures

 It has been a grassy Summer.
We have had a peaceful, moderate Summer, which is what the pastures need to flourish. Although it began with a wet Spring, things have dried out and now everything is thirsty.
 The cattle are often found huddled in the corner of their pasture.
It is a way of fighting flies and mosquitos, which have been plentiful all Summer. 
 When the wind goes down in the evening and the sun is nearing the horizon, the insects make the air hum.
 As we near the middle of August, the days are noticeably shorter. 
The cows seem to like to hang out together, 
but their calves are never very far away.  
The calf comes when their mother calls. 
Cows all sound so much alike to me. 
But their own mother's call is distinct to each calf in GriggsDakota.

1 comment:

  1. Just found your blog, it's nice to see other cattle farmers on the internet lol
    Thanks for sharing.