The sun is shining again and Daisy and her girlfriends have recently been looking longingly at the new grass growing out in the fields.
So when I decided the grass had grown enough to be grazed and headed out with my fencing stakes and wire the cows all gathered to watch me, mooing excitedly over the crewyard fence. (the cows, not me ! )
Then the big moment arrived, Danny opened the gate and 90 cows came galloping out into the field.
Out they came prancing and kicking but quickly got down to the serious business of eating !
The new grass, which was sown in the autumn is a special variety called 'Tornado' that grows quickly in the spring to give early grazing, and it has not let us down as can be seen from this pic'.
To make sure that the cows eat up each day I put a fence across the field, as can be seen here and move it up every day to give the cows fresh grass.
And this is the result. If the cows where allowed onto the whole field straight away they would waste a lot of grass and not want to eat up completely as they have done here.
It's always nice to see the cows out in the fields again, although they will still come back inside at night for a while and are still eating silage it signals the end of winter and there will soon be a lot less work bedding up, feeding, cleaning out yards etc.
The grass in these pictures, taken on Monday will have been converted into milk by the cows, the cows will have been milked and some of the milk already made into Daisy Made icecream ! (Even chocolate I'm told....at last :D )
So if your icecream seems especially good and creamy this weekend, now you know why.
Bye for now
Farmer Dave :)