We moved the cattle to a new field today and it went well, as usual. But before the move we had to spend a hour (or two) dragging a water line to the new field. We never have to supplement water in this field as there is a spring that feeds into it for the cattle to drink from. Today the spring is dry. Even with all the extra rain we have had, we are getting very dry. I hope for a shower this week to help rejuvenate the spring.
While hooking up the water line a predator got into the layers and snatched some of our girls. It was very odd because I had just been past them and there were no problems. When I got back from hooking up the water line I noticed the feathers all over. To make things more interesting, it all happened within feet of the cattle. When I went down to hook up the water the cows and chickens were comingling. The chickens almost walk on top of the cattle when they are laying down. So, I thought it odd that the situation happened with the cows so close at hand. Anyway, the layers will be moving again tomorrow.
We also moved the little layers out to a mobile coop this past week. It is interesting because they never figure out to go back into the coop on their own. The first night I had to put 100 of them back to bed. The next night half of that. The next, half of that. Last night we were down to 2. I am hoping that tonight they all have it figured out.
The corn is coming on nicely, finally. We had a slow start with our first patches being behind. But we are now on track. We will have two varieties on the stand for Labopr Day weekend. Harris 1001 ( our bicolor) and Silver King. We will have plenty stocked for all of your holiday festivities. Larger orders, please call ahead.