Or at least my Saturday morning was. With all the rain moved out of the area from last weekend, the green grass is popping up and the calves we weaned and the horses were itching to eat it. With three different herds of animals at this time of year, it hard to get grass to everyone and still let our hay pastures grow. But electric fence solves that problem really easy.
The beef herd gets the ‘New Land’ (we bought our neighbor’s farm ten years ago), the calves get the pasture by the road, and the horses get the electric fence and the pastures that lead to our hay ground. Building fence is always eventful in my family and of course, Saturday was no different.
After we finally got it up and clicking, it was time for my favorite part- letting the horses out on the fresh grass. I could sit out there for hours and watch them buck and run through the new grass.
Knowing that Rowdy would probably live up to his name, I let him out with Ruby to save Barney from getting beat up in his old age and from Chex hurting her leg again. To my surprise, Rowdy went straight to eating after only a few bucks. Ruby was a different story; our normally calm (and lazy) mule was a running, bucking, snorting fool!
After she calmed down, I brought the rest of the herd. For the first time in a month, the whole herd was back together. As a farm girl, there is nothing better than knowing that your animals are happy and healthy.
But as a college student, there is nothing better than knowing that summer is right around the corner and in three week, the stress of college will be gone and you can finally stay at home where the blacktop begins.