Monday, June 01, 2009

'Til the Cows Come Home


Whether or not throwing our grass clippings over the fence in a big pile on the undeveloped ranch land is the right thing to do or not, is NOT the subject of this post. The eight cows (future steak) that graze regularly on the clippings and produce manure that I use in the compost - they are the subject of this post.

Our youngest mowed and piled up the grass. I spent the afternoon pulling Mexican petunias that were taking over one of the flower beds. Between trips to the grass pile, these guys showed up and hit the buffet. Eight, yes eight, shoving, jostling, pushing cows. The grass was piled so high I was afraid these fellas were going to come over into our yard. Note to self: keep the gate closed!

1 comment:

Cha Cha said...

The Omnivore's Dilemna made me think that your neighborhood cows eating your grass clippings is a very good thing. And if you get fertilizer, too? Sounds like a win/win.