Today we cleaned up the field that we moved the other day then moved these 400 pairs, just the 2 of us and the dogs, Blue (of course), Roxy, and this time Glynnis. Her first time and she was pretty enthusiastic. It made up for the mistakes she made. All in all it went very smooth.
Until Glynnis laid down in this puddle and didn't want to get out after we were done and everyone else was loaded to go home. I had to wade in there, pick her up and put her in the back of the truck. Needless to say I got a little mucky. She must have been pretty hot.
Tell me what you think: doesn't it seem like a gate is a little too tight when you can only open and close it with the fence stretcher?
These are heads off a couple of kinds of grasses that are prevalent here. The first is called Needle and Thread (I call it spear grass because when it dries you can pull the seed with the awn or tail out and throw them at each other and they will stick in you or your clothes). It causes lots of grief with long haired collies getting caught in their hair coat, that's why we like short haired dogs. The second is June Grass that I have never seen as tall as this year.
In this picture you can see the June Grass on the stem. In the background is Kentucky Blue Grass that grows more in wet years like this. The blue small plants are sage and if you make the picture bigger you can see the small brown seed heads or an upland sedge.
Grass is an important part of cattle raising, in fact it's actually the grass we harvest, the cattle just help us do that. We spend a lot of time thinking how best to take care of the grass, me and mother nature :)
Fireworks in town tonight. I think we get to go watch. Happy 1st of July!