Monday, February 4, 2013
Look how furry they are! They have thick hair to help keep them warm, but they have a rumen that is fermenting the hay and corn stalks - and this helps them stay warm too, from the inside. Its like having a furnace inside. The rumen is why they can eat hay and we can't - the ruman is just one part of their stomach. Humans only have one true stomach.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
OK - it looks cold. Well it is but the cows still find lots to eat on the stubble field - well not right not here but further out they are finding corn to eat. They don't seem hungry at all. We have brought some - the ones closest to calving - to a pen close to the barn they go in every night. How do we know they are still finding corn? Guess! ;)