Saturday, January 22, 2011

Feeding day....

Fresh snow fell over night, about 3-4 inches, but it was warmer than usual for a January morning.  I think it was somewhere around 30 degrees.  I picked up Hazel Peach and we went out together to do the feeding chores.  It was our job to feed alfalfa cake to the cows, bulls, and sheep.

 This ewe was more than happy to nibble cake out of HP's hand again and again and again. 
Good ol' girl!

 Hubs fed  hay to the cows just before we got there with the cake, but you can see they were glad to have us show up anyway.  Hello girls, it's breakfast!

These are the "old cows."  Old meaning more than three years old.  They are grazing in another pasture.  Don't their faces remind you of people you know?  

The cow is of the bovine ilk;
One end is moo, the other, milk.
~Ogden Nash

The friendly cow, all red and white,
I love with all my heart:
She gives me cream with all her might,
To eat with apple-tart.
~Robert Louis Stevenson

(I wish we still had our milk cow and all that lovely cream!)


  1. Another amazing sheep picture! Hooray! Oh, that little Hazel Peach is one lucky granddaughter!

  2. Love these photos! And...I'm so happy I can enjoy them from the warmth of my family room!
    Hazel Peach has a good grammy!

  3. That ewe's face -- what an expression. I think she's beautiful. You're right about the cows' faces. They look like serious old women that I know.

  4. Pom,
    "We" are the lucky ones to have our grands next door!

    The temps keep dropping here tonight. So far, 6*.

    I thought about giving some of those cows names of ladies I know, but decided against it.


  5. Beautiful but....oh BRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. I was out pruning rose bushes this morning in the warm sun and thought of you Jody!
    (I hope you weren't thinking of me when you considered naming one of those cows : )


  6. Oh, I love those snowy sheep!

    Glad I had my long johns on when viewing today's pix, I must say. Makes our chilly day look downright warm!


  7. Joyce, glad you were thinking of my while pruning roses. You did not come to mind when I was thinking about naming the cows. I did have some librarians in mind.

    I love those snowy sheep too. Keep your long johns on a little while longer.


  8. Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing them!

  9. Gorgeous photos of your cows and sheep...beautiful! :)


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