Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spring Turnout

With these older guys I have learned to make gradual changes in their feed and daily routines. Unfortunately they get very little exercise and in this area the green grass comes on fast in the spring.   So they get "slowly" reintroduced to their pasture each year when the snow melts off here in the valley.  

Spring in this area is a mixed bag of high wind, sunny days, snow flurries, very cold nights, and it can all change drastically from one day to the next.  Today was a beautiful day with sunshine and warmer temperatures.  Here are a few snaps of my two lazy guys enjoying about an hour on the small pasture this morning.  It is amazing how quickly this old brown dead grass turns to lush green protein.... way too much protein for these two characters.

Spring is springing......

May of last year ... too much green grass!


  1. Oh what Badger would give for that right now! Of course we do have green grasses just sprouting like crazy.

    Gradual change is the best.
    Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Glad to see green and I bet they are too.

  3. I have a lot of green grass already. One day we had snow and the next day green grass. Actually only took a few days. My lawn needs mowing, but it is too wet.

    I have my mules on a small pasture as well. Don't want to rush anything.

    I like to look at your photographs.

  4. I love the picture of Polly with the rolls of hay and barn in the background.

  5. MJ...all of your critters are looking great. We are having an early spring with a wild variety of temperatures...blossoms all over the place.