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bodger



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:35 am    Post subject: Two Cows.  Reply with quote

Two cows and their calves should be arriving here this morning. Not ours I hasten to add but a local farmers, whose bringing them to help keep our grass down. I'm really looking forward to having them, it'll give me something to look at Over the Gate.  
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A nice sight cows with calves
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three  cows with two calves and one expecting. I almost feel like a real farmer.














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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll enjoy keeping an eye on them and waiting for the birth too, I expect.

Good way to keep the grass down too !

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice pal  
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Proper livestock - can't beat cattle.Quite envious.Enjoy
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking cows and calves   sure have a lot of feed there. What bull are the calves from?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that would be worth getting out of bed for , a smashing sight first thing in the morning .
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My son arrived home late last night to stay with us for a couple of days. I've booked his car in for an MOT this morning at the garage that he bought it from. A free test was in with the deal when he bought it from them.
When we get back home from dropping the car off, he's going to give me a hand to do a spot of barbed wire fencing.
The cows have done a fantastic job of getting the grass down and have already polished off the sward in two of the smallish fields. We now need to do some repairs on the fencing in our third and last field, before we put them in there this coming evening.
The three cows that we have here are big beasts and its made me realise just how much grass you need to be able to keep them. Three or four weeks tops and they'll have completed their mission here and will have to go back home to the farmer we borrowed them from.
Still, I will have enjoyed having them here and they haven't been the tiniest bit off hassle and hopefully, if we're still here, I'll be able to have them back in the spring. Its a little bit like how I imagine having grandchildren will be.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the cows will be much easier to send home , my wee grandson asks me each time he sees me " when are we coming for a sleepover ? "
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sod wrote:
Great looking cows and calves   sure have a lot of feed there. What bull are the calves from?


I've only just picked up on this Sod. The farmers bull is a Limousin.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks they are great looking. Back in another life I was on a dairy farm and we AB some Black&white cows to Limousin on contract, they took females and we reared the bulls. They grew fast and our steer tasted great     [/b]
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They've really got stuck into that grass seen on the early photos and they're nearly done here. I'll be very sad to see them go, I've really enjoyed having them here. Forget people watching, I'd rather watch cows.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
They've really got stuck into that grass seen on the early photos and they're nearly done here. I'll be very sad to see them go, I've really enjoyed having them here. Forget people watching, I'd rather watch cows.


Much friendlier and honest too
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gareth the local farmer has collected his cows this morning. It was sad to see them go because I've really enjoyed having them here but in the short time that they've been here they've done a really good job by clearing all the grass.
With the wet weather we've been having they'd started to make the gateways pretty muddy and were beginning to get a bit frantic in their quest for more food. I'm hoping to have some more back here in the spring but right now, that looks quite a long time away.

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