"Do you know there is somebody who takes photographs of the silage feeder round here? I bet he also talks about the weather, yawn!"
The grass is getting very scarce now. So I either let the cattle eat the silage in the yard or I leave to eat the grass and there will be no grass come turning out time next spring. See what I mean? Talk about a dilemma.
'Turning out time"' is one amazing sight. I call it the: 'Cows Disco." They jump about and dance and run backwards and forwards for what seems like ages.
Any way my brainwave consisted of me thinking:
"If I fix that ring feeder the cattle will be able to stay in the fields for a few more weeks, maybe months."
Which means a lot less work for me, because I wouldn't need to 'muck out' every day. We have loose housing which means the cattle eat outside but they can go in the cowshed and lie on the straw, rushes, shavings. There is no slatted house for my cattle. I do not like them. do you?
It cost me NINE Euros to make it good again. Moral of the story don't throw nowt away. You should of seen me stood inside the upturned feeder, wheeling it along the boreen/lane. Now I know what a hamster feels like. Don't worry about the nettles. The feed is going to be set and re-seeded next spring. Guess what? The cattle are still eating the grass and just nibbling now and again at the silage. They will have to get used to it.
|Bracken saying: |
'Sooty' the heifer and the Bullocks; 'Dal boy and Lightning.'
See you later.