Put the cows out on their summer pasture today; they'll be there until probably October or so. Grass looks good, fences walked and they're in good shape. I purchased this land at an auction in 2008, and built a corral on it in July of 2009. Because I want to be able to easily load and unload animals there, a permanent corral was a pretty important amenity. It's turned out to be very handy; when I buy new cows, having a hard-fenced area that I can hold them for a few days while they get used to the situation is nice.
The corral needed a load of gravel to the gate; after the flood last year the ground was pretty soft, so moving the loaded stock trailer in was a bit of a chore. 10 yards of gravel and a few minutes with the tractor, and we're all set for the next couple of year.I've had some issues with cows on this property, but I've learned to keep the fence in good repair and it's meant pretty much trouble-free operation since then.
In some places the grass is 8' tall. Have a happy summer, cows!