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

First Calf!

Yup its here, the first calf of 2013.  A little early but a spunky calf - just like her mother.  We will try to get a photo up soon.


Friday, February 1, 2013

Cold - but doing good.

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! ;)