Scottish Thistles

Scottish Thistles

Saturday, February 28, 2015


"Freckles" is our latest addition to the Longhorn cow herd, born on December 11th.  Because of our mild winter (until now) our cows have been able to forage and get plenty of feed in the field.  Because we have gotten major snow this week we are now hauling hay to the cows.  This is "Freckles" first experience with hay . . . dry stuff that a person pitches over the fence.  It was funny to watch her the first time as she just stood there, watching all the other cows dive in.  She approached gingerly, took a little bit in her mouth but soon was munching down.  Now she knows!
(Side note:  she has "red stockings" and red tip on her tail to match her head and neck)

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