Days of July

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The days of July have been full!  We are busy putting up feed for our cows and keeping cows where they are supposed to be on the range.IMG_3271

Our super-duper Range Riders!

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Here we are working with a 2 year old horse, ‘Rock’, getting him used to us being around.

Check out this video of rounding up some stray cows out of a pasture.  If you have ever played the game iHerd, this reminded me of it!  Except, instead of sheep and 2 dogs, I have a husband on a horse, and a few dogs!  The girls and I were on one ridge and he was down on the other.

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This was a cover crop of spring rye that was planted along with Alfalfa.  The spring rye is a annual and is seeded to help compete with weeds and give a crop in the year the alfalfa is established.  It is under our pivot and did very well!  Hopefully it did not harm the alfalfa getting established!  This is the field we had planted to corn last year.

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This is one of Doug’s little buddies.  The hawks’ follow the silage chopper around the field and catch the mice that get exposed.  Their timing is impeccable.  Every year when the chopper shows up, they are close behind.  They spend the day swooping and diving around the tractor.  This one is having a deserved break, resting on the centre pivot.

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The view from Doug’s office.

~Erika Fossen~

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3 thoughts on “Days of July

  1. Great Entry and awesome pictures. I would have loved to been a range rider but Its been years since I have been in a saddle and my behind probably couldn’t handle it anymore..:)

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