)…….still waiting for that photo of your rhubarb cake!!
LOL, I’m still waiting for someone to bake that cake! Maybe today since it’s my BD…nah, gotta go haul hay and rake some more, so it can get baled so we can haul some more!
This is Blake, right? Is she as sweet as her mama, or is it too early to tell yet?
The poor thing is waiting for a hair dye!!
You’re really on a roll here, Nita, with all these posts lately. That’s one fat calf.
Thanks for the link to the Brunetti article from Acres. I’m sure I’ve read it as I have everything there but it is a good reminder. My mind gets fried with all the reading & researching.
We also walk our cows across the street to graze. They like to browse on white oak & privet, among other things along the way. It was not until these plants were leafed out and available that my second Jersey really slicked off. This same Jersey gets a small fungal infection between her front quarters when freshened…..she also is the only cow that eats dock. Dock, a.k.a. yellow root, is known for its anti-fungal properties. It took me a few years to figure this out. But it is clear to me now why she seeks this plant out.
I have been debating seeding forage chicory, sheep parsley, & burnet. It isn’t there now and likely never was so I am not sure if I’ll see it as we improve with just grazing. Have you ever considered sowing these? If so, how would you do it?
And you are welcome to ignore all this as I really have been hijacking your blog with discussion of late. Sorry. :-/
I’ll just ignore it for a bit, I have to go move the cows and then rake hay! The sun is actually shining! Karreman DVM has Brunetti’s list of hedgerow plants and others that give the mineral and vitamin content of each. Treating Dairy Cows Naturally is the book, and I know I have read and seen that same table/list in Acres but it has been some time ago and of course I have no idea where my copy is…
Duh – see what a little sun does to a person! I guess I get to be 54 for a few more hours!
Well, happy birthday. Want me to mail you a cake so you don’t have to make one?
Sounds like a plan!
Early onset gooberness!
Today’s your birthday?? Well, I sure do hope someone bakes that cake for you!!
Happy Birthday!! Hope it’s a good one!!
Well, actually it’s tomorrow – you’d think I would know my own birth date wouldn’t you?
Lol … you need to get those ears tagged, Nita!
As if I will forget who she is…
Please spare her ears, I meant your own, your own. To write important dates on to be sure to remember (before you get too old!). Okay, so it sounded a lot funnier in my head, as if that’s a surprise. I hate tagging calves and lambs so it produces its own weird eartag-related humor. I’ve wondered how they’d look on me many times. ;P
We don’t ear tag. I saw on some blog a very “unique” ear tag numbering system…each calf had the number of what order it was born in? This was after chasing the calf and wrestling with it down and then ear tagging. Okay…you’re number 3 what in the hell would that tell anyone after a certain amount of time? Of course this is all captured on You Tube with a smart phone.
I guess I knew what my birthdate was, I just didn’t know what day of the week it was. ;P
I wouldn’t tag either if it weren’t mandatory over here. It was a bit better when I tagged them at two days old last year, but this year both slipped out from my arms once and to get anywhere close again I had to wait till it was a good time to bring the group to the barn. It really freaked the two of them out, no wonder, and they still avoid me.
Well, it’s Wednesday here, so Happy Birthday and many more of em. Enjoy the sun and the tractor!
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