A Trip to the Farm
Yesterday morning was the beginning of a perfect spring-like day. So we drove just a couple of miles out to a family friend’s cattle ranch to load up seven 5-gallon buckets of cow manure for the compost pile. That part took only a few minutes, and then I took some pictures on our way back out.
The cows were having their breakfast. I wanted to get as close as possible without disturbing them, but they were apprehensive about my presence just the same.
There are about a dozen new babies on the farm. This one was having a quiet moment with its mother. I didn’t go any closer, because they really are protective of their babies.
And standing in the same exact spot, when I turn the other way, this is the scene looking back toward the entrance road.
What we thought at first was a pile of cow manure turned out to be a well-composted pile of old silage that had been sitting for years. That’s even better, so we loaded it up and later mixed it directly into our planting beds. Here are four of them.
As far as I see it, it’s all the same stuff. Just a question of whether it got processed by the cow or not. And this way smells better.
After a good little workout with the hauling and the spreading, then a great Sunday nap and dinner next door, this sunset was the perfect ending for our day.
Thanks to Sherrill Pearson’s comment on yesterday’s post, I found the mystery bird, a White-Throated Sparrow. Listen to this bird singing!
On Today’s Agenda – An Art Workout
Today I’m refreshed and ready for a workout of a different kind in the studio. I hope your week is a creative one.