It is a grand time of the year. We have cool to cold temperatures, dark green forage everywhere, and happy critters that look forward to every sunrise, knowing a bountiful Salad Bar Buffet is set for them each day in a climate they thrive in. Our winter pastures have performed admirably this year, so there is very little need for hay, and that saves the tractor, the fuel, and our cow whisperer, Clay, from cold duty on wintery mornings.
The busy times of the year are when we are in seasonal transition: Summer to fall, fall to winter, winter to spring and spring to summer. Because “grass is what we do”, we are always hustling in those transition periods, making sure we guess right in keeping forage in front of our friends when conditions change. Once we have that accomplished, we can slow down, enjoy our success (because it isn’t always the case when trying to dance with Mother Nature) and just do the catch-up chores that we delayed while working through the transition. Or we just sit on the porch and enjoy the view.
It’s a wonderful life.