From Hoo Brook ramp I could see Jill Shetland on her own in Hoo Brook Corridor. The other herd members were busy grazing Hoo Brook Pasture. Jill looked at me and then nervously into the dense vegetation near the stock fence. She again looked at me and again into the dense vegetation. I walked over to her; a metre away was Jill’s new-born calf. The calf lay dead still with its eyes… Read More
The herd made the move from Falling Sands Nature Area successfully this morning, crossing the service road and Hoo Brook bridge to access Hoo Brook Pasture; although, they were a bit slow to get going at first. As usual the move disturbed their rest period. I tried to get Waynetta the lead the herd, but she is too easily distracted by tasty morsels. Finally, Tulip picked up her hooves and ran for… Read More
I wish I had this amount of grass in North Pasture at the moment. The herd has had free access to all the northern pastures for the last six weeks and have eaten pretty much everything on offer; the new grass is not happening yet. This photograph shows Waynetta in North Pasture at the end of January last year. Sixteen rare breed cattle grazed Wilden Marsh at the end of November last… Read More
Will you get off my back! It’s another two weeks before the start of the toad mating season.