Friday, May 18, 2012
But I digress.
I was at the kitchen sink looking out on this sight this morning and suddenly realized that if the three females, all of whom have been exposed to a bull, are pregnant, my herd is going to practically double this fall and winter!
Jody, on the left, was bred Sunday. Babe, lying down on the right, was bred in December. And Bonnie, standing, was (we hope) bred in February. Max, the lone male, will leave us in August for that big meat locker in the sky. I was thinking about seeing if I could trade him for a Jersey heifer, but what on earth do I need another animal for? Do we have enough pasture for seven cows?
We have forty-three acres. Half of it is woods and deep ravines, with very little for an animal to graze. With two horses and seven cows, I think our pitiful pasture would be severely over-grazed.
We'll see how this all pans out.