A few mornings ago I was out in the pasture with the cows repairing a fence line that deer broke through. It happens quite frequently this time of the year. Hunting season. A neighbor friend decided to help me. After joining me in the field he could not get over how friendly the cows are with us. His comment,”when you fool with em everyday like you guys do, they act like dogs.” I laughed!
It’s true you develop a rewarding relationship with the herd. Everyday they look for us and watch us as we prepare pasture to move them. This has been one of the best surprises for me to discover at Buxton. I’m really fascinated with intensive grazing and working with the herd. Who knew?
Polyface has been busy shutting down Buxton Farm. If you’ve ever moved in your life, you know moving can get stressful. It takes a bit of pacing, focus, and flexibility. And sleep! Packing and moving boxes all day often makes me sleepy at the end of the day.
We have so many perfect memories to take with us. Taking on 1000 acres after living on a 1 acre homestead has been an extreme and powerful commitment. In the last two years we’ve acquired skills that will serve us the rest of our adventurous lives. For certain.
We keep molding the clay, refining what we want in life. I’m certain more extraordinary experiences are on their way!