Happy Grazing 2020
The most wonderful time of the year for us grass farmers is grazing time, which started this week. The chickens have already been grazing for a few weeks, but we consider the official start to the season the day we bring the cattle out.
The cattle are just like "big dogs" as Farmer Bryce puts it. The steers from last year know exactly what to expect and look forward to and they very eagerly awaited the reeling back of the fence to let them into the pasture.
Watch them as they literally frolic into the grass!
The sheep are just as much fun to put out on pasture, but they're a little different to move than cattle. We have a lot of new lambs that don't know where to go because they've never been on pasture before. It took a little bit for some of them to figure out that it was okay to leave the winter pen, but once they went, they loved it!
We've got the action for you to see in these two quick videos. Pay attention to the frolicking in part 2! :)
As the farm continues on, we added more young steers to our herd this week, too. They came from Nebraska and had never even dreamed of seeing as lush a pasture as ours.
Oh and the summer pigs arrived! They'll help clean up the winter sheep barn while they wait for their turn to go out on pasture in just a little bit.
And at the end of the day, everyone is happy. The pastures are peaceful and good work continues.
The best part of grazing is just enjoying it as it is. When there's a crazy day, there's nothing better than just taking a moment to sit in the pastures with the cattle, like I did here. Experience this moment of virtual zen with the cattle for yourself!
Thank you for following along with us. We are thrilled to share these big farm updates with you. Please, let us know if you have any questions!
Thank you! From our family to yours.
Oh! And, one more big thing happened this week, away from the field. We added a walk in freezer to our packing shed so we can more efficiently pack and deliver your orders to you. This was a big move that we're very excited to have accomplished!
Thanks! Enjoy the weekend. :)