Thursday, January 17, 2013

Winter Feeding

The group anticipates.

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View from the rear window of the farm truck…

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This lovely Redhead looks over her bovine family. Red lost her equine family a few years ago due to a lightning strike.. so sad. But she truly loves her cows.

Red

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Two mamas-to-be.

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Unloading hay…

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Of course, there must be fresh water 24/7. Every day when it’s cold, the watering hole must be checked.

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There has been much fixing-up going on in this feeding area over the past couple years. We now have swinging gates.. woo hoo! Also, much of the old broken-up wood fence has been replaced with new.

Project to come… Barn..

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At least someone started to paint… but now, looks like we need new boards.

One thing is certain ~ on the farm, there is always always *always* something to do!

What’s going on in your neck of the woods?

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17 comments:

Sue said...

Beautiful winter photos on the farm, and oh! yes,how right you are, Tammy,there is always something to do on the farm.
Thanks for sharing
Blessings,
Sue

edenhills said...

Great photos. It seems like chores are an all day event in the winter. I hope to do a lot of cleaning and fixing in my barnyard this year.

TexWisGirl said...

very true. love all the cattle - sweet expectant moms!!!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

That #79 looks mean!

Beautiful pictures as always.

As for the cold, I don't like it, I want snow instead!

McVal said...

I love seeing cows breath in the cold!!! Such a warm barny type of feel!

Melinda said...

A busy life you lead! :)

We are busy working and having fun.

M :)

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Hey Tammy!!!.. :) We have a warm up in progress. We still have ice from last Saturday's storm. Looks like you got more white than we did. Red is gorgeous. Those are some WIDE Mama cows! A barn? Cool!

Jenny said...

So beautiful. I wish I could come and repair and paint that wall for you!

I used to love doing things like that 'down on the farm'!

Jenny said...

So beautiful. I wish I could come and repair and paint that wall for you!

I used to love doing things like that 'down on the farm'!

Rural Revival said...

I love your cows! And yet, I didn't realize you had cattle. How many??!

~ Janis said...

Chores. Different methods, different regions, different equipment,(but we have the same hay racks) different cows, but the chores all get done. I also just did a blog post on this chilly task. Come see the way this Vermonter did it early this am, when you have a chance;
www.tailgait.blogspot.com
Happy New Year!

Down On The Farm said...

Hmmmmmm!! This looks like feeding on our farm! Great photos, farming is a beautiful life :0!

Karen said...

Your pictures are wonderful! Suddenly, painting our small bathroom doesn't seem like such a big chore, looking at that barn.

Cheryl said...

Love the winter photos, and the cows, lovely, and I love the photo of Sweet Girl, beautiful. There certainly is a lot to do on the farm, enjoy!

Janet said...

I may have to fall in love with your moo-cows. What beautiful faces.

GardenofDaisies said...

Your pictures of farm life in winter are wonderful. And I'm sure there is enough to do on a farm to keep at least 10 people busy year round! I still remember that PBS show that they did several years back where they took a real honest look at all that farming involves.

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Love all these pictures (as usual)! That "red" looks like a draft (Clyde?) cross... We're right with ya fixing fences and checking water. At least cows don't wear blankets! Wishing you all cozy nights and warm days!
hugs,
Leslie

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