We don’t have a barn. We have a cow. But no barn. We have a calf and cow, but no barn.
We have 10 beautiful acres that grows great grass (and kids) but no barn.
We have wonderful neighbors who DO have a barn and they let us “barn-share”.
There is the big red barn out there on the left. See how nice it is? This picture makes the barn look very far away from our house.
But it’s only just a small drive. I could easily walk there. But today I’ve got all my milking equipment so I’m driving.
It’s good for her to learn her lessons now while she’s small. When she weighs #750 she will have manners and will be reliable and predictable. We do the same routine everyday. In the morning the calf is haltered and tied and waits while I brush her, touch her all over, pick up her feet and clean up the stall a bit.
Maggie trusts me so far and I don’t want to do anything to change that. We follow the same exact routine in the evening. And because we practice everyday, Maggie is easy to lead back to the barn when it’s time. (It helps that she knows she has treats waiting for her in the barn, too.)