We’ve had a couple of really nicely coolish days (I’m not sure “really nicely coolish” is proper English, but I’m going with it). Highs only in the 80’s and nights in the 50’s. The animals don’t seem to notice one way or the other.
There was a tiny snafu during the hay cutting a couple of days ago. Our most wonderful neighbor was to leave some of the pastures uncut so the cows could enjoy the green bounty for the rest of the summer. But somehow (my lack of communication probably) he didn’t get the message and cut all the pastures. The cows have some grass, just not as much as before the pastures were cut. So the boys and I rolled a large bale of hay to the cows this morning after milking.
They were so happy!
Both Maggie and Maisy butt their heads into the bale and rub their chins and heads all over that hay.
Then they ate like they were starving!
Cows remind me of some people I know~ not really hungry but will eat anyway……
I’m they’re not hungry, just because it’s different, and tastes good, and especially if it’s ice cream. Even if I they just got up from the dinner table.
You know the type.
Maggie’s funny. She won’t let me pet her like she did when she was little. But she really likes to lick me. If you have ever been licked by a cow, well, let’s just say it’s not the most pleasant of experiences.
Their tongues are rough like a cat’s tongue. And long. And slimy. And sometimes that slime has little bits of, um, stuff all mixed into it.
We are still working on the concept of “personal space”.
Today’s count: 38 eggs, 2 gallons of milk
What’s for supper: Pork roast with gravy, mashed potatoes and green beans (canned from last year’s garden) with tiny little diced onions and bacon~ southern style
Weather: Sunny, with a high near 91. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Tonight clear, with a low around 51. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.