Monday, May 11, 2015

The Aliens Have Landed

"Holy Smokes!  What on Earth is THAT?!!"

"A spaceship has landed right in the middle of our field! Call the cops, cal the FBI, call the dog!  Call somebody!!"

"Look Mom, that's an honest to God alien getting out of the spsceship."

"Do you suppose it likes donkeys?  Um, I mean, in a friendly sort of way, not a lets-have-donkey-for-dinner sort of way."

Farm Buddy needed a temporary home for one of her cows. 

Shannon here is going to have a calf in about three weeks and her last calf  (who has been weaned for months and weighs about 500 pounds) decided to start sucking on her again, he is a terrible brat.  Being a bit of a pushover, Shannon put up with this and ended up getting mastitis.  She has been treated and is better now, but needs to be kept away from him until her new calf comes along.  Since I have more grass than I need and FB didn't want to make Shannon stay in the barn for the next three weeks, she has come to stay with me temporarily.

The donkeys have never seen a cow before and Tessa has only seen a few times when we have ridden by.  They are a bit appalled.

Shannon will be staying in the middle portion of the pasture, eating all the yummy grass that the equines do not have access to.  Life is so unfair.

After the initial drama, things settled down and every one is getting along.

Shannon is thrilled to be out on grass and is very happy as long as she can be near the herd.  They may not care for her, but she does indeed like donkeys.






18 comments:

  1. Doesn't Shannon have a nice smile?

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    1. I love cows FB. But like I said, time for your own blog!! and if you get enough followers you can advertise your favorite products and get PAID!!

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    2. I don't have any favorite products! I only like Scout, Kelsey, and Bess! And you of course. Well there is chocolate.....

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  2. so very cute! glad shannon can 'bunk' with you all! tessa is a fabulous beauty!

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  3. What a heavenly spot for a new momma to be (who apparently is a bit co-dependent)! LOL Glad everyone is taking it in stride - especially those not allowed to eat that "inside" green lush grass.

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  4. What a great solution for Shannon! She can eat up that grass Tessa and the donkeys pine over. Glad to hear the critters have settled down now.

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  5. Boy, Tessa is really beautiful when she moves around like that!

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  6. That was a wonderful video, and what breed is Shannon? Is she a cross? She almost looks like a milking shorthorn or an Ayrshire. Oh... and Ramsey's color has deepend into such a beautiful shade!

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    1. You are right! Shannon is an Ayrshire! I have another cow, Jane, who is also an Ayrshire. I also have a whole slew of Ayrshire steers, about twelve of them! I like different colors.

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  7. What beautiful action...pasture dressage! What breed is Shannon? Do you have to watch cows for Grass tetany in your area?

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    1. As I just mentioned above, Shannon is an Ayrshire. I have not had any problems with grass tetany since living on my farm, but I used to have some problems with it with my Jersey dairy on another farm. In case you are all wondering, Shannon is due to have her baby on June second!

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  8. the video was hilarious! I love how protective your horse was of his 'herd'.

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  9. She looks so sweet....as does your grass!

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  10. Tessa is one grand looking beautiful prancer. So brave of her to head out to inspect first!!! Really enjoyed the video. Cow looks happy to have company. Thanks so much.

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  11. I hope you get to show us photos of the calf she has! I bet after they get to know each other they will be best buddies!

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  12. Never mind Shannon, what breed is Tess? She moves magnificently!

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  13. Tessa is so beautiful! Especially when she moves out like that. The donkeys were so cute! I really enjoy your animal 'dialog' :)

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