It's been very cold in Middle Tennessee lately. Even though we were lucky enough to escape the ice and snow that hit our friends to the north, we've had some pretty low temperatures. We've noticed one big change in the cows' behavior in this arctic-like weather this year: The cows leave a bit of the hay from each bale and use it for warmth. While it's usually the calves that we see sleeping on the mounds of hay, a number of times the larger ones have taken a quick nap on them, too.
When I took this photo the other day, all of the girls were busy chomping hay or sniffing around. I "mooed" at them, and they turned to see what the heck kind of cow made that noise. :-)