By Sunday evening we had about 4 inches of snow. I wanted to see the cows Sunday "morning" (more like 10 am) so Farmer J let me tag along again.
The adventure started with a serene drive making the first tire tracks out on the country roads.
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When we pulled into the first field Farmer J spotted a cow in the second field who had jumped the electric fence so we raced over to field #2.
|Cow in the road, cow in the road, Good God Almighty there's a cow in the road!|
I don't understand how Farmer J can spot this black dot half a mile away. When he asked me if I saw it, I fibbed and said I did.
How did he jump the fence? I think it was the snow that brought the ground up to a certain height that allowed the cow to jump the electric wire. How do you get him back on the field? Well, these animals weigh over 600 lbs so you definitely don't get out of your car. They aren't smart so the minute they see a truck coming they get scared. If you were to approach them on foot they might freak out. Or like last year, they might charge at you - which is what happened to Farmer J. Each animal is different. We just pulled up next to him, honked the horn, corralled him near the fence and he jumped right over.
Again the cows were not friendly and I could only catch a few shots. There are black cows, white cows and these orange cows. I like the look of the orange ones. Farmer J says people don't like the taste of their meat so they are usually used for other purposes.
|With 4 inches of snow they had to dig for that wheat. See the mouthful he got? Love it!|
Farmer J does put out dry hay, but they prefer the fresh wheat and rarely enjoy the hay.
Labels: country, farming, photography, ranching, snow, winter