January is full of snow play and work... particularly getting our new cows settled into interesting woods nooks and testing out some winter grazing from grass we'd stockpiled (ie not grazed nor mowed) since July.
Photo Diary of GLF's 2014 early January
For the two above: Top photo: Fortuna, Maybelle's 2012 daughter. Just above: Maybelle and Arthur.
Below, the process of adding some rails to our perimeter fence to get the cows into the woods for winter protection and eventual silvopasture management. First- splittling logs for rails with some canine friends looking on. Second and third- Garrett works on opening a new gate and adding locust braces to create an opening into the woods.
And lastly, the fun of bringing hay to cows with horses. All in the family...
and Weeeee! Wheeeeee! Leo and Betsy and me!