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Spring flowers bloom on a blustery day.

 

It was a mixture of relief and regret as I watched the cattle trailer pull out of our driveway — relief that I was able to find a good buyer for some of our last Scottish Highland cows but regret that we were essentially exiting the cow business.

We sold most of our herd in 2018 but still had a couple of cows, who gave birth this past spring. We sold the cows, their calves and a heifer, leaving us with a heifer who was a bottle baby two years ago and a bull we will butcher later this year.

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Scottish Highland cattle are no longer part of Chris Hardie’s farm; they have been sold.

 

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A herd of Hereford beef cattle relax near Melrose, Wisconsin.

 

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Budding trees make an early-April scene look similar to late fall. 

 

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A herd of Hereford beef cattle relax near Melrose, Wisconsin.

 

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