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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Moving Cows

On Thursday I was asked by one of Jardi's neighbors if I could help them move thier cows.  Of course I did!  So I took Dinero and he was coughing still.  His nose was a little snotty, but he seemed energetic and wanted to go so off we went.

He moves his cows into the corrals in his yard then split them into two bunches and we moved them from there 7 miles  for the first bunch and came back and moved the second bunch 4 miles.

The cows are moved this way every spring to pasture and every fall back home.  Most of the move is on roads cause its all cropland around his place.

His daughter and granddaughter come along for the ride.  I think they both enjoyed it.

There was so much water this year, ussually we don't move the cows through the water, but there was so much around we just went through it all.

Sometimes along road ways there was fence and it seemed easy to let the cows follow the fence, but it wasn't very good fence in a lot of places and calves got pushed through to the other side.  So we started keeping them in the middle of the road.

That seemed to work better except the cows kept going towards the edges of the road and diving at the grass out there.

The second bunch was a lot harder to move, not sure why, but we really had to push them and especially when we got to the top of the hill where the pasture was.  It was kinda mucky and echoy and they didn't want to go down there, but once they were down there, they were okay.

Afterwards we had a meal of chilli and garlic toast and apple crisp.  It was so worth it for the good meal at the end!

Can't wait till this fall when we move them back to the yard.


Country Gal said...

Awesome photos ! Looks like fun ! Have a great day !

lisa said...

Sure looks like you had a great day for it! Great pictures and thanks for taking us along.

Shirley said...

Perfect trip for Dinero. Beautiful day for it too. How are you liking Dinero now that you've had him out trailing cows?

Linda said...

Great pic's Crystal........glad you got to help!

Rising Rainbow said...

Looks like it was a fun day. That little girl looks pretty tickled to be included. Very cool!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Sounds like a lot of work and not just a relaxing ride down a trail, but like you said, totally worth it when you get to eat a good meal at the end.
No wonder the cattle wanted to stop a lot, though. Your grass is so lush and green!
No grass growth at all here yet. Praying for rain....