The cows have come home - well to my home anyway. The grass is so high out back the farmer came to mow and bale for grass hay. But there was plenty left for grazing.
I can't remember if I shared here or on Facebook but this is how they left us last fall. The farmer came along with his tractor and pen-on-wheels. You don't see large stock trailers here. Actually I have never seen one here. But we did see this. They herded the cattle into the pen and began to slowly move down the road to winter quarters.
(an aside - that sign says Road Damage which in CO means "Get out and walk because you aren't getting through here no how." Here it means, "Someplace on this stretch of road there may be a small bump. We will be along shortly with road crews to block the way and fanatically smooth and level to perfection.")
There is a lot of farmland around us but the farmers all live in the villages and the barns are usually attached to the farmhouses. The tractors and the animals move in and out from the fields but return to the village at night. This works well for creeper photographers longing for a close up.
This fabulous vintage tractor was parked at a farmhouse down the street last week. I noticed it driving home from an early morning errand and thought about Rebecca's awesome tractor pictures. I figured this was my best shot.
I toodled down the street and snapped a few quick shots. It was good thinking too. They had been working on the old empty place and moved the tractor shortly afterward.