Sunday, January 8, 2012


In summer the cattle are light brown with a few white spots. The Jersey cattle we have this year look, during summer months, almost like deer.

In the wintertime they fluff up and darken up. Their winter coats are very dark, very thick, and very warm.

The last few days have been in the 50's, and the herd has been using their portable shade. Trees have no leaves to shelter them, and the direct sunlight on such mild days is hot.

We went to the PA Farm Show yesterday. First day is all about beef cattle..Angus, Hereford, Simmental, Limousin. The we got to the section with the Texas Longhorns and had to laugh..they look nothing like the rest of the cattle there!

Later on this week the dairy cattle will be there. Claire and I will go back for the sheep to shawl event, and to see the Jerseys.

We also had the chance to meet up with a few gardening/farmer folks I follow on twitter, awesome to meet them and hear more about them! It is amazing to find people with similar interest via link ups.

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