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Early Morning Chores

June 9, 2014
broilers

broilers

Move the chickens to fresh grass…

Jane Butterfield

Jane Butterfield

Open perches for the hens, feed hens while ignoring glaring cow…

smart dog staying out of cow's reach.

smart dog staying out of cow’s reach.

Build new paddock for the house cow, aka Glare-B-Gone.

Clover creaming

Clover creaming

Back to broilers to feed, water and assess their use of pasture.  Note absence of clover in the area where the pen was positioned.  They eat the good stuff and leave the rest.

Then breakfast for me and the dogs.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Rita permalink
    June 9, 2014 8:41 am

    Love the Glare-B-Gone!

    • June 9, 2014 9:51 am

      It’s fleeting! She’s a taskmaster! You should see the others – that’s an intimidating group 😉

  2. CassieOz permalink
    June 9, 2014 3:13 pm

    Mrs Butterfield is starting to look a bit tubby I think (or is it just the angle). I also have a Mrs Butterfield but her name is Jenny and she’s looking more ‘Butterball’ at the moment so I’m hoping she slims down some as the calf grows (she’s not due until November). I love smart dog and the simple ‘Glare-be-gone’. Cows can speak volumes without every opening their mouths!

    • June 9, 2014 3:44 pm

      Yes, I need to watch the pork factor now, 6 more weeks to go. And the big announcement? I am not going to run out of butter, ghee yes, but butter no. 🙂 She got a little more to rotate through and then it’s kind of going to be the dregs as far as she’s concerned. It’s been pretty dry (for us) so the grass growth has slowed considerably. Fingers crossed for a pink halter!

  3. June 12, 2014 10:22 am

    Remind me. Did you ultimately breed her back to a Guernsey?

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