....interrupting the June series....
(Day 6 is the post prior to this!)
I had my camera with me when we took the cows 'out the back' the other day.
This is an area of land bordered by river and bush and quite inaccessible except via the track we use. It was cleared inadvertedly years ago by a fire that got out of control, and has been 'attached' to the main farm ever since.
Doniene and Mike, and anyone else, I thought you may be interested to see them :-)
|The 90 cows we were able to keep milking during the drought are about to start their annual 3 km walk...|
(The rest of the herd are grazing on other properties around the place).
|....Crossing the road....|
Weekends are a good time to put the herd across the road as there is little traffic.
|..starting the trek up the first hill...|
These paddocks are grazed during the milking season as they are relatively close to the cowshed.
|No fences needed on the track as the bush is quite dense on both sides.|
(The track can get quite muddy at times - click here!)
|Ahh here at last. We need a feed after all that exercise!|
|Same mob of cows - looking the opposite way, and showing the lay of the land.|
|Then it was off to shift the calves. They are pretty happy too.|
The calves are about 9-10 months old now.
|Looking from the centre track back down at the calves.|
The centre track is like a spine with the paddocks falling away down to the river/bush on the sides and the bottom.
Thanks for reading along :-) Congratulations to you non-farmy people who got to the end.
I'll be back with Day 7 tomorrow!