If you didn't have a watch or a cell phone to give you the time, you
could still estimate time down on the dairy farm by
watching the cows standing in the pasture. It's obvious that like us,
the cows are creatures of habit.
The feed wagon with silage rolls into the dry cow pasture every
morning around 8:30. Today was no different and you can
see the cows are eagerly watching and waiting to get
their first bite.
Dry cows receive a pellet feed that is formulated for their
metabolic needs during this time of resting and preparing to
give birth. The silage on the wagon is like dessert to the cows.
It's no wonder that there is a lot of mooing if the wagon is late!
I'm thankful for the simple daily reminders to
appreciate the predictable and the unpredictable
like an iris blooming in November!