as Rafe would say. Yesterday afternoon I headed out for a walk around the farm, camera in hand. The first scene I came upon was a hen running about with a mouse dangling from her beak. The other 26 hens were in hot pursuit, trying to steal this tasty morsel from her. Before I could point and shoot she swallowed the mouse whole in 3 gulps! I’d never seen anything like it.
I would have waited another week or two to let the cows out to pasture. But I guess they begged and begged and talked Matt into it. He’s a pushover. They were so happy to be on fresh grass again.
With the cows out Matt got to work cleaning up their winter area. These lovely piles of cornstalks, hay and manure are removed from the lot, piled up along the east side of our property, and allowed to compost. Come fall we’ll spread the compost on the garden.
Our Canada geese pair had some friends stop by.
The stockers getting their daily buckets of corn.