Saturday afternoon was the perfect example of farmer flexibility.
You can have all kinds of plans but when the neighbor calls
to report a wandering heifer running down the road, all plans change.
We jumped in the truck and drove up and down the road looking
for the same heifer that has been out of the pasture more than once.
After she was located in the neighbor's yard, Cody arrived with the
4-wheeler and we drove her back to the pasture.
Of course,the heifer had no thought of going through
the gate we had opened.She ran back to the spot where the fence
was down and jumped over it with the grace of a deer.
It certainly made it easy to find where the tree had
fallen on the fence that needed repair!
While Cody and Ryan fixed fence, all of the curious
heifers moved in to check things out.
I loved seeing this group of bred heifers gather around
through the timber. Each of these beauties have been raised by us
and will give birth to their first calf in a few months.
I'm thankful that there was only one heifer that found the
way out, for our neighbors that care enough to call
when a cow or heifer may be found wandering in the neighborhood
and for the dedicated dairy farmers committed to taking good care
of their cows and heifers.