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My Favorite Activity

Apr
18

Moving cows outside fencing is my favorite farm activity.
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Often, I do it by myself, such as for milking when Glory Bee is in the field across the road. Other times, I wait till I can get some help. It depends on the situation. Yesterday evening, I moved the cows about 100 yards outside fencing to get them to a different field (across the road). Because it’s spring and the grass outside fencing is so enticing, I waited until my hired hands were here so they could help me herd. It was still a challenge. I always take charge of Glory Bee, on the lead, because we’re so close, tight, bestest friends, you know.
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And in short order, the girls were successfully moved!
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They were quite pleased once they got there. And I was, too! (Dumplin was the biggest obstacle this time. But she came after mama eventually.)

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Speaking Too Soon

Apr
17

Your honor, I present the evidence.
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The farmer was optimistic, as usual, when she posted this yesterday.
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She spoke too soon. There is yet work to be done.
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Maia: “Yes, there is so much work to do! I’ve barely started eating this garden!”

Judge: ::sound of gavel banging down::

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