The last two cattle were loaded easily onto the trailer this morning, and the field is empty. The biggest brute "Oatmeal", and the smallest little heifer "Sassy" are happily munching away on hay and leaves from the brussel sprout plants in the trailer, completely unaware.
Just in time too - we have only 1/2 a bale of hay left and snow is dusting the mountaintops already. Winter is knocking on the door much too early this year!
We no longer have to doublecheck that the gate has been closed. I'm notorious for driving away and having to come back because I'm not entirely sure if it was latched properly. 9.9 times out of 10, it's perfectly fine. Some people worry about the coffee pot - I worry about the cattle gate. Trust me - seeing a few large animals wandering down the driveway is enough to make anyone want to doublecheck. Triple check, even.
Plus, now we can bring out our big boy motor toys and play on the dry days - the field makes a great motocross track as long as we don't tear it up and ruin next year's feeding ground.
Bye Bye Oatmeal and Sassy - Hello empty pasture!