Friday, May 30, 2008

Living on the Grazier's Edge





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We are, apparently, Grass Farmers now. Looking at the big round heifer above (click her image if you dare, it's hard to appreciate her girth in the small image above), munching so happily on hay, makes my husband grin like a madman. We're feeding them strictly on natural grasses, no corn. And they are loving it! Takes longer to fatten them up for the sale barn on grasses, but it's healthier for the cattle and for the Earth. We're excited. We've only had these mommas and calves for about a week, so don't worry about that skinny calf above. It'll get plenty fat in just a few short months.



4 comments:

Jean Levert Hood said...

What a beautiful animal, and huge! The little ones are too cute!

Photographer In Training said...

I told Wes she looks like she's about to burst. I know goats get this big when they're preggers, but I didn't know a cow's belly would expand like that when it was full of grass (and methane?). It is normal, right? Would suck to go check on our cows and find her in little pieces everywhere from the explosion.

Jean Levert Hood said...

hmmmm,, ,,, an exploding cow. Now that is a visual I'm having fun with!

Linda said...

Very nice post. I agree that she looks like she is about to pop, but that is most likely from the grass. Methane is a big business, but pricey. But what gas is cheap now a days??? Keep us posted on the babies growth.