Everyone is now getting fed morning and night. If I don’t feed the cows in the morning, they get out into the CRP, so morning chores take a little longer, but chasing them out of the CRP was getting old. Besides, there really isn’t much forage left, so it seems cruel to not give the something in the morning. The other thing that is relevant to this story is that the horses are not sharing their area well when it comes to feed. Mahogany keep chasing Meeka off the feeder so we’ve started feeding Meeka outside, just to make sure she actually gets to eat.
This is relevant because as I was feeding the cows, two of them. Went through the gate I had just come out, and found Meeka’s feed. They settled right in, partly because Meeka had left her feed to snag the little bit I had dropped in the way to the cows’ feeder. These two little cows did not, of course, follow me back out the gate with the last flake that was destined for their feeder, so I gave it to Meeka instead. Now I’ve got two cows in the barnlot, and two coup outside the barnlot. Either location is actually acceptable, but it would be better to have all four together. I’ll fix it tonight when I have the time.
At least there weren’t any new babies to take care of.