Above is showing a footprint I spotted at the river side. It is a beaver track. I was surprised at how large it is.
I'll call this a trunklet. Kinda like a bracelet except it is on a tree trunk. Chicken wire was wrapped around the trunk in hopes of keeping the animals from nibbling on the bark but evidently it made a nice spot to rub on.
Cows like to rub on things.
I noticed the muddy spot under this fence post where there is not any similar muddy spot near other fence posts so I had to investigate the reason.I discovered this metal nail head or something that the cows have been rubbing their heads on for a good scratch. It is worn smooth. I find many spots on trees and posts that are rubbed so smooth and a nice patina on them from the cows.
This is my neighbors tree fort. The boys are grown and off to college now, sometimes the cows use it. Somewhere I have a picture of 3 cows standing in it but darn, I can't find it right now.
No question as to why the maples around here are called Big Leaf Maples!
Here is Gunnar gazing through the fence slats at this thing. Anyone know what it is?
Neighbors cows have been calving this past week. Here is Ruby and her little calf from last year. I saw this morning that she calved another little white faced baby. She is a good mom.
That is enough for today from around the farm.