Thursday, January 3, 2013

Making the Winter Cow Barn Comfy

Bali, Gauraraya & Dhruva spent many days building new feeding stalls for our cows.  The previous wooden structures were strong but over the years, our herd love to lean and scratch against the beams, therefore calling for the beams to be replaced.

We got some good quality hardwood from our Amish friend, Sam, and built a sturdy structure.  The cows are gradually getting used to this new set up.  We were ready to bring therm all in to the barn by Dec 1st.  We spread comfy bedding - soft spelt straw, which all of them love, even Bala, Madri and Kunti (our donkey and goats) who when separated show their unhappiness in various ways.  Hence they all reside happily together.