Tag Archives: cows
We hadn’t planned on getting cows this year. When we first came up with our farm plan, we thought sheep would be our primary ruminant for 2013. But then we realized the grass was growing more rapidly than we could … Continue reading
On the last day of our apprenticeship, I got the chance to take portraits of the dairy cows from Blue Hill Farm. These photos capture the beautiful faces that greeted us twice a day for five months.
Here’s a selection of photos taken at Blue Hill Farm in the last month with my iPhone. Lia sitting in the pasture early in the morning. The chicken coops are in the distance. The barn at Blue Hill Farm at … Continue reading
The young heifers, which are cows before they have calved, moved right outside of the cabin for a week. It was nice to wake up to their mooing faces in the morning and pass them as I headed to bed. … Continue reading
Every twelve hours, the cows are moved to a different pasture. In the pictures below, the cows had done an entire rotation of the fields and were in the final, top pasture. It takes them around twenty minutes to get … Continue reading
Every morning we herd the cows to be milked in the barn. Depending on which pasture they are grazing this can take between 10 minutes to an hour. They can run in different directions, be held up by a stubborn … Continue reading