Monday, April 4, 2011

Farmhouse Lawn Care

It is springtime at the Farmhouse. With all the rain we've had, and a few bursts of warm, sunny weather, we have some serious vegetation cropping up inside the fence. We seriously debated letting the cattle in to just mow it themselves, but had several reservations: - If we let them in once, they'll remember and try a little harder to invite themselves in for future meals - Cattle are curious and sometimes destructive creatures. They'll sniff, lick, rub on, lean against, and otherwise molest anything new. Like our house, porches, trailer, and cars. Those tail-light units aren't cheap! No thank you. Mark finally tackled the stuff with his weed-eater. After the whackin', Mark and the girls gathered the grass in the little red wagon, and carted it out to feed to the cattle. By this time, the cattle know what's coming...hurry up, already! Teamwork...quick, get the camera! Mark fends off a line-jumper. Looks like a well-mannered group. Well done, girls!


  1. Now they need to learn to ride them!

  2. That looks like fun. I agree with Tracey. Did you see the news story on the girl from England (?) who couldn't get a horse so she rides her cow with a saddle and taught it how to jump. Very cool!! Now there is a 4-H project if I ever saw one!!