Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Pictures of yesterday~

Today was mostly spent in picking rocks; disking and planting. Andrew was gone all day to do a large grain cleaning job a ways away from our place. I didn't get any pictures though, so I thought I'd post the ones I took yesterday. :)

Here are the 5 little goslings and their mother: (The fifth one must be hiding behind the post...)

I took this picture when we let our milk cows and the 8 bulls out into the bigger pasture. They were running out of grass in the small pasture, and we worked up the field where they had been grazing, so they were hungry. They were so content today that they didn't even want to eat their oats during milking!Here Jacob is checking for eggs in the hayloft. When there are eggs, he lowers them down in a bucket that is attached to a string (you can see it against the red barn door.) Someone below empties the bucket and then gives 2 tugs on the string so he knows it's time to hoist up the pail.
The following pictures I took while waiting for the guys to get the cows up to the water-hub where I was ready to open the gate into their new cell. The ones who were up at the water already were anxiously waiting for the signal to open the gate too...
This is the huge water tank which is nearly indestructible. We've had our share of wrecked metal tanks through the years, so this set-up is a big blessing. The cows are able to get to this water source from 4 different cells, so it really works well.
Here is Andrew's trusty "Ram" and the trailer I used to haul the 3 cows and calves up with. The Ram makes a great fence-fixing and cow-checking vehicle, as it has a hard time getting stuck!
This is Rebekah--a 2 year old heifer that I bottle-fed a long time ago. She lost her ear-tag a while back, but she's very easy to tell apart from the others in our herd of mostly black and white cows!
And here is another one of my snoopy-noses.... Nora loves tasting everything in sight. She even thought my glove tasted good!

The sky and the green grass was so pretty, so I decided to take a picture of it too. :)
This little calf of mine was on the wrong side of the fence, but was actually in the cell that the cows were moving into. I decided to sit down in the grass for a while, and that's when this little fellow got curious. He got within 2 feet of me and that's when I snapped this picture. Isn't he adorable?

Finally I got the signal to open the gate and the cows happily headed for the green grass that had been so long on the other side of the fence.

Later in the day, after night chores were finished, I found the goslings getting ready for bed:
...And that's exactly what I'm going to do now!

3 comments:

Dawn Bornemann said...

This last picture reminded me of me and the Lord. Whenever life gets just too scary, I push myself in under the safety of his wing and the fear leaves. The Bible says that he is like a mother hen and covers us with his wings. Oh what a wonderful comfort it is to be a child of the Heavenly Father who made us and sustains us! AMEN?
Mom

Cora Beth said...

Amen~

*~Virginia~* said...

:) cute baby geese!!!! And I love cows! :)