Kid and Cow Routines

Life is a lot about routines; learning new ones and remembering old ones. We are two weeks into the school year at our house. Getting everyone up and out the door isn’t new, but this year we have two of the kids starting new schools to change things up for us.

The cows are learning, too, and  I think we might have turned a page today. This was the first time the cows came in out of the field at milking time without any encouragement. This morning a few were walking through the lot when I woke and this afternoon they all came in on their own before I could even call them.

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Farmer Bright: Storm Chaser (Almost)

No, that isn’t the title of my new book. Today while I was baling hay I managed to video two different whirlwinds that twirled through the hay field. The windrows of hay my uncle had just finished raking swirled high in the air and some were carried over into a corn field. I can’t imagine these were dangerous, but despite being a little aggravating they were fascinating to watch. Here’s the better of the two. Continue reading