Well Skye is weaned!
This little girl is going to be a special cow. She has an amazingly calm demeanor. When she was born I was already petting her, and she would really seek out humans, and she has already warmed back up to me. Many times it takes a bit after weaning to trust me again, leaving mom is very stressful, but Skye is doing great. She is a larger frame Belted since she is crossed with Angus, and her growth rate has been amazing. She does seem to have a more Belted hair coat, which is nice we like the curly hair. :)
Excited to watch her grow, she will be an excellent addition to our breeding cows once she's of age. For now, she will have nice second cutting hay to eat and have time to bond with me and hang out with her steer buddies, and the other young heifers.
Continue to follow along to watch her grow up!
Today is our second day rolling our round bales to feed our cows. This helps spread out the manure, and aids in regenerating the soil, as well as allowing all the cows to eat at once without competition. We still will feed with bale rings, as in days like tomorrow with the inclement weather we want to put out two bales so we will drop those in rings, but on nice days we can spread out the hay like this now. We continue to grow and learn as much about regenerative agriculture as we can to help heal the land, and keep our cows happy all at once.