This year, the grass has gone mad. I have never seen it so long and lush. To say the sheep can't keep up would be an understatement. In fact, of late, the have only really grazed two of the five fields they have access to. Sheep prefer to nibble at short grass, so much of the long grass remains untouched.
Our neighbouring farm keeps cows and a few days back, they appeared in a field next to our track (the cows that is, not the neighbours). It was a good sized heard of around 25 with a mix of heifers, calves and a sizeable bull. Opportunity yes, we thought to ourselves.
So, we asked our neighbouring farmer if he'd like to graze his cows in our fields for a bit. He was delighted to do so and brought them over yesterday evening. After an excitable period of exploring, the cows settled down and this morning, they looked really happy. Well, it's a big field with lots to eat, who wouldn't be happy?
They will be with us for a few days by which time we expect they'll have scoffed most of it. We are really pleased because grazing cows is really good for the land too.