The cows (about 530 of ’em) have been arriving at Greenmont in batches over the last couple weeks. If you remember Sheri’s post on Cow Days and Winter Grazing Schedule, they arrived just about on schedule. According to the grazing plan, they should have enough grass here to last through about mid-January and then they will go on hay. It will be interesting to see how that turns out. Although there was a shortage of rain here this summer, it rained more at Greenmont than any of the other farms until the end of the summer when it dropped off significantly. Sometimes the storm patterns cause more rain in certain areas than others. In any case, I will report back in January on how things are going compared to the grazing schedule.
It is a little difficult to see, but the picture below shows the cows being dropped off in the field. The trailer would pull up to the gate, and drop them off.
Tanya, and others, exiting the bus.