Basically, this means that we rotate our cows daily and sometimes multiple times daily through small paddocks of pasture. This ensures them the freshest grass, increases the amount of cows we can run on the farm, allows our forage to rest, and creates an optimum environment for healthy cows.
I really didn't intend to get into all of that. That is just a summary of why we do what we do. I'm sure that my brilliant husband has described this more in depth than I ever could on his blog. While we're on the subject of farmer Jason- HE'S BACK! I just wanted to throw that out there in case you have given up on him. His blog is being updated with stories of poo, cotton trailers, and shoots.
But, in the mean time, here is what it looks like when we move our cows. We get asked this a lot since its typically not the norm.
How do we move your cows?
I took my camera along last week while we were moving cows and snapped some for our website.
Speaking of website- Yonder Way Farm's website is almost complete! I'm thrilled to tell you that it will be making its debut sometime this week. I have to do a few finishing touches and it will be up and running. I seriously can't wait for you to see it. It is unlike any other farm website that we've seen. I think this is fitting since we aren't your typical farm.
In the meantime, here are some photos of Jason and his little helper moving the cows.
Here they are lining up as we drive out in the farm buggy.
They follow us as we walk along the fence line.
#1 is our lead cow. You can see him going through the gate first. We are thankful for our lead cow! He assumes the lead every single time and all of the cows follow him.
By this time, they are practically running to get to the 'good stuff'.
You can see in this photo the grass they just got off of on the left verses the new paddock on the right.