Wednesday, October 21, 2015

the 2016 milking string

These heifers are part of the 2016 milking string.  they're out enjoying the grass and alfalfa on a cool fall day.  Cool - but still warm enough that the grass is still growing.
 To maintain the alfalfa, I don't cut it for 6 weeks before the first frost; that allows the plant to grow a little and store nutrients in its root so that it'll be ready to go next spring.  In the meantime a little grazing doesn't hurt, and it saves the hay I put up for later in the winter and next spring.
Seeing a little fall color in the hillsides.  
Plus the cows like it, and it's easy.  Win win!

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