An early morning stroll…

by David

Thistlehill Farm Pasture

…but with a purpose.  This part of the herd has finished strip grazing the East pasture and is moving to fresh grass in the West pasture.

This is not the entire herd…just the mamas with their steer and heifer calves.  At about eight months we move the bull-calf pairs to an auxiliary field.

An important thing to note is how well-behaved our Devon are.  Church is taking this picture and they come at his whistle…no shouting, or whips or dogs.  Of course the cows know there’s ice cream at the end of this trail, and though there’s pretty good grass where they’re walking, they want to do as Church asks.

David