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  • Writer's pictureLeith MacKenzie

November 2021

The last few days have been great after a few weeks of wet weather. The lambs have all been put in the barn to continue fattening.

The ewes and the ewe lambs are out grazing some very nice stockpiled pasture. One group has the rams in already and the other will get theirs on December first.

Mary Kate is taking advantage of the nice weather to do some end of the season beekeeping. The fencing is to keep bears and sheep out of the bee yard.

So most of my pictures didn’t turn out because there was so much action but here are some pictures of a cow fight! Cow fights are pretty common. The more serious ones are between the mature cows at the top of the herd's hierarchy. They don’t usually last very long. One reason is because the cows are pretty well fed and seem to lack stamina. This one petered out after 3 to 4 minutes.

The cow on the right, 1401, was the winner over 1509 who is a year younger and a bit bigger. They were pretty evenly matched.

Thanks for reading,

Leith, Mary Kate & Norah MacKenzie


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