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Winter Work

15 Dec
cows with hay feeder

Cows following the hay feeder

We now swing toward the winter solstice.  Days grow shorter and nights grow longer. The time for caring for livestock is well and truly upon us. The cows need sustenance to nurture the calves growing within them. For the ewes and rams, it’s the breeding season, and good nutrition is essential. All of us–man and beast, domestic and wild–are hunkered down and hoping for a “just right” winter. We need snow, but not too much. We need wind, but not too much. We need sun and grass and corn. We will rejoice when the world turns and the days grow longer.

The cows grazing at the Powder Flat headquarters

The cows grazing at the Powder Flat headquarters

McCoy chopping ice for the cows

McCoy chopping ice for the cows

 

Mcoy striking a blow while Marley and Belle watch

McCoy striking a blow while Marley and Belle watch

winter cows

winter cows

ewes near Ace in the Hole

ewes near Ace in the Hole

Romance is in the air

Romance is in the air

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2015 in Animals, Cattle, Dogs, Family, Folks, Sheep

 

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