Today we cleaned out the cow stall and yard and made another big pile of farmyard manure. The old back is aching but I am happy because the cattle are happy fattening on the summer grass.
It was frosty last night but the cattle didn't seem to mind it. It also means the twice daily walks will keep me fit. I may even get rid of my beer belly. Doubt it though. 2 miles a day = 14 miles a week. That's quite a lot isn't it? But if I only go once a day that's 1 mile a day = 7 miles a week. That's still not bad is it?
Can you see the fox path (trail) in front of the cattle? They seem creatures of habit always treading the same path. The foxes live in the cliffs below the pasture. I sometimes see young foxes playing. Once saw a big dog fox carrying a big rat in it's mouth. So they are not all bad. Once saw 2 rats eating blackberries from the brambles growing around the edges of the fields. There's never a dull moment when you go to see your cattle.