It’s like getting back on a bicycle after many years, too many years. I feel so at home, farm sitting and moving a friend’s mixed herd of cows and steers twice a day, in a managed intensive grazing (MIG) system that follows the contour lines of the farm (keyline design – follow link for info and an aerial photo of another site). The idea is to regenerate the pasture and health of the soil – a little bit of extra work that will go a long way.
Yes, it is so hot and dry! So yes, they are being supplemented with hay. I don’t think my sheep (10 years ago – wow time flies) would have been so appreciative of the hot conditions and mature grass, but this herd is lovin’ it.