Sun barely up .... but light enough to get hay out to the cows
One is at the pond drinking, where they have had to break ice to get water. Hubby will have to break it up and keep it broken up so they can drink. The ice can get pretty thick near the banks of the pond if the temperatures stay low for long.
I linger for a moment to get some photos of the sun's reflection on the ice.
Here comes hubby with the bobcat and one of 3 hay rolls he will put out
Cows on both sides of the path head for the hay rings... they know where to go when its feeding time.
This is #13, herd Boss, and she makes sure everyone knows it
Calves follow close behind the momma cows.
One cow with her new-born stays off away from the rest, but will get to the hay eventually.
You can see the steam rising from their breath, as they congregate around the feeding area.
Cows are content so we start back toward the house, the sun rising higher by the moment.
I pass by the dead tree that fell, where hubby got the last load of fire-wood. It will be nice to get back to that wood stove heat in the dining room!