Saturday, April 20, 2013
More cow tales
There's only an acre or so in that patch, and if I allowed the cows full access, they would soon have it overgrazed and back to growing only weeds. My plan is to give them two hours there each morning, then drive them out. However, it's been so wet that their cloven hooves have already put holes all over the place. It's going to have to dry out before they are allowed there again.
There hasn't been any missing milk since that one time. I still suspect George, because all of a sudden he is growing and looking much slicker than Gracie, with whom he was raised. I've seen calves who will watch a cow until catch her calf nursing, and sneak up to the back of the cow and nurse along with the baby. I once saw a full-grown herd bull do this! The cow is blissfully unaware that there's a freeloader, conscious only of her baby. I suppose this would work out fine for me, since Jenny is getting too much milk.
Wouldn't you know I found a Youtube video?